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Rent is Too Damn High Party Files Late Lawsuit, Claiming it Really Did Poll 50,000 Votes in 2010 for Governor of New York

Published on January 24, 2012, by in General.

Jimmy McMillan was on the ballot for Governor of New York in November 2010, and official returns show he polled 41,131 votes. His ballot label was “Rent is 2 Damn High.” He has just filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, alleging that he really received at least 50,000 votes, but that the vote count was not honest. See this story.

Although McMillan lives in New York city, the official tally shows that he only got 12,858 votes in New York city, but 28,273 votes in upstate New York. If he had been credited with at least 50,000 votes, his party would now be ballot-qualified.

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  1. bruuno

    So vote counters in NYC undercounted him because of ‘religious’ prejudice (use of the word damn)? Good luck with that one Jimmy.

  2. Maybe the “2” in the party name just messed up the computer calculator.

    I never realized you could curse in your party name. I wish we could change the name of the BTP to the “Government Is 2 Damn Big Party,” but our bylaws forbid it.

  3. Humongous Fungus

    His vote count was 2 damn low!

  4. Humongous Fungus

    @2 Your bylaws are 2 damn anal.

  5. The numbers for the Green Party were just as skewed as those for McMillan’s party. In several previous elections the Greens won significantly more votes in NYC than they did this time, and this time they won the vast majority of their 60,000 votes outside the five boroughs. I mentioned this oddity to them at the time and suggested as well that the Libertarians, who came about 1,600 votes short of the 50,000 mark, might want to go poking around the NYC Board of Elections offices. Their NYC operation is almost wholly independent of the New York State Board of Elections, and as corrupt as all hell.

  6. Jim Riley

    You’re mixing up “Outside NYC” with Upstate.

    RITDH did perform better in NYC than he did outside 0.91%, vs. 0.84%, but did even better in the NYC suburbs (Suffolk 97%, Nassau 93%, Westchester 93%).

    Working Families did particularly well in NYC. While perhaps sympathetic to McMillan’s economic concerns, families might be offput by the effect of excessive vulgarity and txt-speak on children.

  7. Demo Rep

    Any *Damn the Dam Party* or *Damn the Donkey Party* or *Damn the Elephant Party* or even *Damn Them Both Party* ???

    One more mess for SCOTUS to deal with ???

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