New York Conservative Party Had Mixed Success in 2016 Election

Ballot Access News

The New York Conservative Party, which has been ballot-qualified longer than any other party in the U.S. (other than the Democratic and Republican Parties) has mixed results in the 2016 election. For president it polled for its nominee Donald Trump 3.81%, which was the best percentage for the party for president since 1984.

However, for U.S. Senate in 2016, it only polled 3.61%, the worst for that office since 2004.

Past presidential percentages for the party have been: 2012 3.72%; 2008 2.24%; 2004 2.10%; 2000 2.12%; 1996 2.90%; 1992 2.56%; 1988 3.75: 1984 4.24%; 1980 4.13%; 1976 4.21%; 1972 5.14%. The party was ballot-qualified in 1964 and 1968 but it had no presidential nominee in those years. It wanted to cross-nominate the Republican nominee in both those years, but the Republican candidates for presidential elector in those years refused to accept the Conservative nomination.

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