Zephyr Teachout says politicians should not form their own ballot lines

Courtesy of Zephyr Teachout
July 18, 2014

Both Governor Cuomo and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino have recently created their own ballot lines.The candidate challenging Cuomo on the Democratic ballot says criticizes the move.

Cuomo announced the formation of the Women’s Equality line last week in an effort to stir up women voters.

And, Astorino is trying to rally parents and teachers opposed to new education standards with his ballot line, Stop Common Core.

Cuomo’s challenger in the Democratic primary, Zephyr Teachout, said during an appearance on The Capitol Pressroom that candidates shouldn’t be able to start issue-based parties.

“These fake parties and these fake reforms only undermine the legitimacy of our system across the board,” said Teachout.

Teachout says it’d be better to work on issues through traditional parties or by supporting new legitimate parties. The official ballot will be released August 4, then the primary will be held September 9.