New York's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

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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 will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
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 is October 12, or October 26 in person.[1]

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.

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.[2] 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.[3]

Candidates appearing in the general election will be listed below with colored dots corresponding to any party they will represent on the ballot.

Candidates

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.

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.[5]

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).[6]

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