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{{nydis11congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[New York's 11th congressional district|11th congressional district of New York]]''' will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
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{{nydis11congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[New York's 11th congressional district|11th congressional district of New York]]''' held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
 
[[Michael Grimm]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 
[[Michael Grimm]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/New York ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 
{{Congintro2012
 
{{Congintro2012
 
|Filing deadline=April 16, 2012
 
|Filing deadline=April 16, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 26, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 26, 2012
|Primary=New York has a [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system, meaning only registered members of a particular party may vote in that party's primary.
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|Primary=New York had a [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system, meaning only registered members of a particular party could vote in that party's primary.
 
|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by June 1. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 12, or October 26 in person.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York State Board of Elections'' "Voting Deadline Page," Accessed June 30, 2012]</ref>
 
|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by June 1. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 12, or October 26 in person.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York State Board of Elections'' "Voting Deadline Page," Accessed June 30, 2012]</ref>
 
|State=New York
 
|State=New York
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Yvette D. Clarke]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 2006. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]], Clarke will run in the new [[New York's 9th congressional district elections, 2012|9th district]], and [[New York's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th district]] incumbent [[Michael Grimm]] will run in the new 11th. }}
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Yvette D. Clarke]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 2006. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]], Clarke ran in the new [[New York's 9th congressional district elections, 2012|9th district]], and [[New York's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th district]] incumbent [[Michael Grimm]] ran in the new 11th. }}
  
This will be the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[New York's 11th congressional district]] is located in the southeastern portion of the [[New York|state]] and includes Richmond County.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:New_York_Congress_Map_2012.jpg ''New York Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
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This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[New York's 11th congressional district]] was located in the southeastern portion of the [[New York|state]] and included Richmond County.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:New_York_Congress_Map_2012.jpg ''New York Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Fusion voting==
 
==Fusion voting==
New York is one of eight states that have "electoral fusion" -- which allows more than one political party to support a common candidate. This creates a situation where one candidate will appear multiple times on the same ballot, for the same position. Electoral fusion was once widespread across the United States, but is now commonly practiced only in New York.
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New York was one of eight states that had "electoral fusion" -- which allowed more than one political party to support a common candidate. This created a situation where one candidate appeared multiple times on the same ballot, for the same position. Electoral fusion was once widespread across the United States, but as of 2012, was commonly practiced only in New York.
  
Opponents of fusion voting argue that the process results in dealmarking to ensure that patronage is rampant.<ref>[http://wnymedia.net/wnymedia/buffalopundit/2010/05/electoral-fusion-ruins-new-york-some-more/ Electoral fusion ruins elections]</ref> Proponents maintain that fusion voting allows for minor parties to actually make a difference during the election, allowing voters the opportunity to vote for a minority party platform but still affect the general election result.<ref>[http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/elections/fusion-the-secret-weapon/ Working Family Party: Fusion voting]</ref>
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Opponents of fusion voting argued that the process resulted in dealmarking to ensure that patronage was rampant.<ref>[http://wnymedia.net/wnymedia/buffalopundit/2010/05/electoral-fusion-ruins-new-york-some-more/ Electoral fusion ruins elections]</ref> Proponents maintained that fusion voting allowed for minor parties to actually make a difference during the election, by allowing voters the opportunity to vote for a minority party platform but still affect the general election result.<ref>[http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/elections/fusion-the-secret-weapon/ Working Family Party: Fusion voting]</ref>
  
Candidates appearing in the general election will be listed below with colored dots corresponding to any party they will represent on the ballot.
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Candidates who appeared in the general election are listed below with colored dots corresponding to any party they represented on the ballot.
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
 
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
 
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
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[[File:New York's 11th Congressional District Before and After the 2010 Census Redistricting.jpg|link=http://nycd2011.ballotpedia.censusviewer.com/client|thumb|450px|[http://nycd2011.ballotpedia.censusviewer.com/client Map of the 11th congressional district of New York] before and after the [[Redistricting in New York|2010 redistricting]]. Click on the link for an interactive map of the congressional districts in New York. For an interactive map of the districts prior to the 2010 Census, click [http://nycd2001.ballotpedia.censusviewer.com/client here].]]
 
[[File:New York's 11th Congressional District Before and After the 2010 Census Redistricting.jpg|link=http://nycd2011.ballotpedia.censusviewer.com/client|thumb|450px|[http://nycd2011.ballotpedia.censusviewer.com/client Map of the 11th congressional district of New York] before and after the [[Redistricting in New York|2010 redistricting]]. Click on the link for an interactive map of the congressional districts in New York. For an interactive map of the districts prior to the 2010 Census, click [http://nycd2001.ballotpedia.censusviewer.com/client here].]]
 
===General election===
 
===General election===
New York's 11th is considered to be a Tossup according to the ''New York Times'' race ratings.  Republican incumbent [[Michael Grimm]] is challenged by [[Mark Murphy]].  Grimm's seat is vulnerable due to a scandal involving his lead fundraiser in the 2010 campaign being under investigation by the FBI.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," Accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
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New York's 11th was considered to be a Tossup according to the ''New York Times'' race ratings.  Republican incumbent [[Michael Grimm]] was challenged by [[Mark Murphy]].  Grimm's seat was vulnerable due to a scandal involving his lead fundraiser in the 2010 campaign being under investigation by the FBI.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house ''New York Times'' "House Race Ratings," Accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==
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Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. According to a report in the ''Washington Post'' political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/redistricting-battles-hit-a-fever-pitch/2011/06/03/AGN7h7HH_blog.html ''Washington Post, "The Fix,"'' "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011]</ref>
 
Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. According to a report in the ''Washington Post'' political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/redistricting-battles-hit-a-fever-pitch/2011/06/03/AGN7h7HH_blog.html ''Washington Post, "The Fix,"'' "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011]</ref>
  
The [[New York's 11th congressional district|11th district]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/08/new-york-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "New York's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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The [[New York's 11th congressional district|11th district]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district was composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/08/new-york-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "New York's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
 
*7 percent from the [[New York's 8th congressional district|8th congressional district]]
 
*7 percent from the [[New York's 8th congressional district|8th congressional district]]
 
*3 percent from the [[New York's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district]]
 
*3 percent from the [[New York's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district]]
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[New York's 11th congressional district]] has a PVI of R+4, which is the 193rd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[John McCain]] (R), 51-49 percent over [[Barack Obama]] (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 55-45 percent over [[John Kerry]] (D).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[New York's 11th congressional district]] had a PVI of R+4, which was the 193rd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[John McCain]] (R), 51-49 percent over [[Barack Obama]] (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 55-45 percent over [[John Kerry]] (D).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==

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New York's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Michael Grimm Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Yvette D. Clarke Democratic Party
Yvette Clark.jpeg

New York U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th congressional district of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Michael Grimm was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 16, 2012
June 26, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: New York had a closed primary system, meaning only registered members of a particular party could vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by June 1. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 12, or October 26 in person.[2]

See also: New York elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Yvette D. Clarke (D), who was first elected to the House in 2006. Due to redistricting, Clarke ran in the new 9th district, and 13th district incumbent Michael Grimm ran in the new 11th.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. New York's 11th congressional district was located in the southeastern portion of the state and included Richmond County.[3]

Fusion voting

New York was one of eight states that had "electoral fusion" -- which allowed more than one political party to support a common candidate. This created a situation where one candidate appeared multiple times on the same ballot, for the same position. Electoral fusion was once widespread across the United States, but as of 2012, was commonly practiced only in New York.

Opponents of fusion voting argued that the process resulted in dealmarking to ensure that patronage was rampant.[4] Proponents maintained that fusion voting allowed for minor parties to actually make a difference during the election, by allowing voters the opportunity to vote for a minority party platform but still affect the general election result.[5]

Candidates who appeared in the general election are listed below with colored dots corresponding to any party they represented on the ballot.

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Working Families Party Mark Murphy
Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Grimm Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Henry Bardel


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative candidate

Working Families Party Working Families candidate

Green Party Green candidate


Race background

Map of the 11th congressional district of New York before and after the 2010 redistricting. Click on the link for an interactive map of the congressional districts in New York. For an interactive map of the districts prior to the 2010 Census, click here.

General election

New York's 11th was considered to be a Tossup according to the New York Times race ratings. Republican incumbent Michael Grimm was challenged by Mark Murphy. Grimm's seat was vulnerable due to a scandal involving his lead fundraiser in the 2010 campaign being under investigation by the FBI.[8]

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in New York

Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[9]

The 11th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district was composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[10][11]

Registration statistics

As of October 29, 2012, District 11 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the New York State Board of Elections:

New York Congressional District 11[12]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 11 358,605 169,015 97,830 91,760 Democratic 72.76% -1227.59%
"Party advantage" is the percentage gap between the two major parties in registered voters. "Change in advantage" is the spread in difference of party advantage between 2010 and 2012 based on the congressional district number only.

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. New York's 11th District remained Republican after redistricting.[13]

  • 2012: 45D / 55R
  • 2010: 45D / 55R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. New York's 11th congressional district had a PVI of R+4, which was the 193rd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 51-49 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 55-45 percent over John Kerry (D).[14]

District history

2010

This is the 11th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

On November 2, 2010, Yvette D. Clarke was re-elected to the United States House for a third term. She defeated Hugh C. Carr (R who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket).[15]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngYvette D. Clarke Incumbent 83.5% 104,297
     Republican Hugh C. Carr 8.7% 10,858
     Blank/Scattering 7.8% 9,759
Total Votes 124,914

See also

References