New York Post gives a hat tip to the Green Party
I don't believe for a moment their motives are anything other than mischievous, but this editorial does have the merit of being true:
Two cheers for New York’s Green Party
II]n this year’s election for governor, the Greens stood out by doing what third parties are supposed to do — but in New York so rarely do:
They ran their own candidate, giving voters a real alternative. ...
In sharp contrast, every other minor party with a permanent ballot line backed either Democratic Gov. Cuomo or GOP candidate Rob Astorino, thanks to New York’s bizarre system of allowing cross-endorsements. And except for the Conservatives, all saw their totals decline.
That’s especially true of the Working Families Party, the union front that abandoned its own self-professed principles and cut a cynical deal to back Cuomo, despite strong disagreements with him.
That left its leaders in the perverse position of arguing that a vote for Cuomo on the WFP line was in fact a vote against Cuomo. ...
[C}ongratulations to the Green Party for sticking with its convictions — and showing New Yorkers what a genuine third party looks like
I'd add that the legacy parties have major resources for oppo, and Cuomo had a shit ton of money, lots of it dark. So nobody discovered Hawkins in bed with a dead girl or a live boy (as they say in Louisiana. And they must have tried. Remarkable.