In doing so, state Democrats go against national party leaders, who have spoken out against attempts by the state party to end the WFP’s ballot line.
New York Democratic Party Chair and Public Campaign Finance Commissioner Jay Jacobs’s change would increase by threefold the number of votes political organizations need to qualify as a party.
But Lipton has also said the commission was designed specifically to end fusion voting, a mechanism that allows candidates to run on multiple party lines.
Democratic leaders in New York have also spoken out in support of the WFP and condemned the commission for trying to end fusion voting and working to dismantle the WFP’s ballot line.
All have run on the WFP party line as well as the Democratic line.

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