Matt Damon Makes You Tube, Explaining New York Ballot Problem for Voters who Want to Support Working Families PartyNovember 1st, 2010
Movie star Matt Damon has made this you tube, intended for voters who want to support the New York Working Families Party on November 2. As has been previously noted, this year New York isn’t using mechanical voting machines; voters are voting on paper ballots. Therefore, the Working Families Party, the Independence Party, and the Conservative Party, are all alarmed that many voters are likely to vote twice for one office, for the same candidate. When that happens, the vote-counting machines will count those votes as valid for the party that appears first. So anyone who votes for Andrew Cuomo, for example, as both a Democrat, and a Working Families Party nominee, will have that voted count only for the Democratic Party.
Thanks to Kimberly Wilder for the link.