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Revision as of 14:07, 19 September 2013

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New York's 14th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Joseph Crowley Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Carolyn B. Maloney Democratic Party
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New York U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 14th congressional district of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Joseph Crowley 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 has a closed primary system, meaning only registered members of a particular party may 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 is Carolyn B. Maloney (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992. Due to redistricting, Maloney will run in the redrawn 12th district, and 7th district incumbent Joseph Crowley will run in the new 14th.

This will be the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. New York's 14th congressional district is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes parts of New York City.[3]

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.

Opponents of fusion voting argue that the process results in dealmarking to ensure that patronage is rampant.[4] 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.[5]

Candidates appearing in the general election will be listed below with colored dots corresponding to any party they will represent 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 Joseph Crowley Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party William Gibbons Jr.
Green Party Anthony Gronowicz


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Green Party Green Primary

Map of the 14th 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.

Election Results

General Election

U.S. House, New York District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Crowley Incumbent 70.6% 120,761
     Republican William Gibbons Jr. 12.7% 21,755
     Green Anthony Gronowicz 1.5% 2,570
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 15.2% 25,909
Total Votes 170,995
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

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.[7]

The 14th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[8][9]

Registration statistics

As of October 29, 2012, District 14 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the New York State Board of Elections:

New York Congressional District 14[10]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 14 274,654 180,743 33,664 60,247 Democratic 436.90% 158.30%
"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 14th District became more Democratic because of redistricting.[11]

  • 2012: 73D / 27R
  • 2010: 76D / 24R

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 measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. New York's 14th congressional district has a PVI of D+23, which is the 35th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 76-24 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 72-28 percent over George W. Bush (R).[12]

District history

2010

This is the 14th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

On November 2, 2010, Carolyn B. Maloney was elected to the United States House. He defeated David Ryan Brumberg (R), Timothy J. Healy (Conservative), and Dino L. LaVerghetta (Independence Party).[13]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 14 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn B. Maloney Incumbent 71.3% 107,327
     Republican David Ryan Brumberg 21.3% 32,065
     Blank/Scattering 5% 7,581
     Conservative Timothy J. Healy 1.3% 1,891
     Independence Dino L. LaVerghetta 1.1% 1,617
Total Votes 150,481

See also

References