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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 2nd Congressional District]] had a PVI of Even, which was the 233rd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 52-48 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 51-49 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 2nd Congressional District]] had a PVI of Even, which was the 233rd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 52-48 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 51-49 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 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Peter T. King Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Steve Israel 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 2nd Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Peter T. King 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, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 12, 2012, or October 26, 2012 in person.[2]

See also: New York elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election was incumbent Steve Israel (D), who was first elected to the House in 2000. Due to redistricting, Israel's district became the 3rd, and 3rd District incumbent Peter T. King's territory was the 2nd.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. New York's 2nd Congressional District was located in the eastern portion of the state and included Nassau county.[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 Vivianne Falcone
Republican Party Conservative PartyIndependence Party of America Independent Peter T. King Green check mark transparent.png


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: Paul Mourino did not collect enough signatures to appear on the primary ballot.[7]

Conservative Party Conservative candidate

Working Families Party Working Families candidate

Independence Party of America Independence candidate

IndependentTax Revolt Party


Election results

General Election

U.S. House, New York District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Vivianne Falcone 36.8% 99,955
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter T. King Incumbent 52.2% 141,950
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 11% 29,927
Total Votes 271,832
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Impact of redistricting

Map of the 2nd 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.
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.[10]

The 2nd District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district was composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[11][12]

Registration statistics

As of October 29, 2012, District 2 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the New York State Board of Elections:

New York Congressional District 2[13]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 2 396,424 144,197 153,350 98,877 Republican 6.35% 32.78%
"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 2nd District became more balanced due to redistricting.[14]

  • 2012: 48D / 52R
  • 2010: 44D / 56R

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 2nd Congressional District had a PVI of Even, which was the 233rd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 52-48 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 51-49 percent over John Kerry (D).[15]

District history

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2010

This was the 2nd Congressional District prior to the 2011 redistricting.

On November 2, 2010, Steve Israel was re-elected to the United States House for a sixth term. He defeated John B. Gomez (R who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket), and Anthony Tolda (Constitution).[16]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Israel Incumbent 54.2% 94,594
     Republican John B. Gomez 41.3% 72,029
     Blank/Scattering 0% 0
     Constitution Anthony Tolda 3.8% 6,611
Total Votes 174,490

See also

References