AOC Was Just Booted From A Progressive Party Ballot
Geez, Just how progressive are they?... Freshman squad member AOC likes to claim she is for the working people and was even part of the grassroots progressive party "Working Families." But it appears she has not been as present as she likes to claim. The union-backed Working Families Party has an upcoming election and popular House Dem AOC was not able to meet the requirements in order to get on the ballot.
"The freshman lawmaker was removed from the primary ballot after receiving only 13 signatures from members of the progressive group that has dubbed itself the "Tea Party of the left" -- two short of what she needed to get on the ballot.
Now, she won’t be on the WFP ballot line in the November general election, either, said Martin O'Connor, attorney for AOC's Democrat opponent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
“AOC has hurt working people of the Bronx and Queens with her votes and creates disunity within our party," Caruso-Cabrera told the New York Daily News. "No wonder why pro-union forces don’t want her, and neither do our neighborhoods.”
The WFP endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the 2016 election, and he described Working Families as “the closest thing" to “my vision of democratic socialism.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lowered the number of signatures needed to qualify for the primary ballot to 15. Ocasio-Cortez submitted 14 signatures, but one was thrown out because the voter was a registered Democrat."
"Lauren Hitt, a spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign, told The Hill that aides decided to stop collecting signatures because of the coronavirus pandemic to avoid violating the public health orders, which she said would have been "irresponsible."
"The AOC campaign is in shock,” the Caruso-Cabrera campaign said in a statement. “She has hurt working people of the Bronx and Queens with her votes and creates disunity within our party. Her own campaign spokesman ran away from her in March. No wonder why pro union forces don’t want her and neither do our neighborhoods."
It sounds like AOC is trying to blame the pandemic for failing to get the signatures. But it should have been easy for the highly popular House Dem, that is unless she has been failing to properly serve her district...