Fusion politics: Working Families Party

Great article over on the Nation covering fusion politics and how the Working Families party operates. Don't know what fusion politics are? Here you go:
In New York, election laws allow "fusion"--candidates for any public office can run as the nominee of more than one political party. The votes candidates receive are tallied separately by party, then combined. ... Fusion is powerful. Voting in the Working Families column is no wasted gesture--every ballot counts. It sidesteps the Nader Effect, since voters can show their support for a progressive party agenda without spoiling the chances of a candidate--usually a Democrat--who has a shot at winning.

Start Making Sense contributor David Soares won the Albany DA position last November running on the Working Families party ticket, and on a hard anti-Rockefeller drug laws line. It gets complicated, of course, but it's fascinating work worth investigating.
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