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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing a difficult primary challenge.
Her path to victory just narrowed.
And that’s because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got kicked off the ballot for one mind-blowing reason.
Ocasio-Cortez does have a major following within the Democratic Party; however, she’s been ignoring the people in her district for national politics.
She’s convinced Amazon not to expand into her district with all the jobs that they would have brought.
Ocasio-Cortez has, instead of focusing on her district, been coming up with outlandish plans like the “Green New Deal” that will save America from its impending doom.
She’s also gotten into trouble with the Democratic establishment.
She’s not even paying her dues to the Democrat Party.
“Deadbeat Cortez should pay her bills,” one Democratic source told Fox Business. “She’s always whining about people paying their fair share and here she is leaving her friends with the bill.”
Nancy Pelosi pointed out once that a water bottle would win in Ocasio-Cortez’s district if it was labeled Democrat.
Ocasio-Cortez may not have the chance to run as a Democrat; while she is still favored to win the Democrat primary, she’s facing Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a CNBC journalist who was endorsed by the United States Chamber of Commerce and has raised $1 million.
Ocasio-Cortez needs every advantage she can get if she wants to win.
However, her campaign just hit a bit of a snag.
Because of coronavirus concerns, New York dramatically lowered the number of signatures needed to get on the ballot within the state because they didn’t want candidates going door-to-door spreading germs.
New York lowered the number of signatures needed to just 14.5 signatures, what they would count as a half signature is somewhat unclear, so in reality it was 15 signatures needed.
It shouldn’t be too hard to get 15 signatures.
Yet Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t manage it and lost her place on the ballot under the progressive union-backed Working Families Party.
“The Working Families Party is an independent political party that cross-endorses progressive candidates through New York’s fusion voting system — which allows endorsement across ballot lines — to press Democrats to the left and extract concessions without being dismissed by voters as a spoiler,” Fox News reported.
Being on the ballot as the candidate for Working Families Party is a great backup ballot place for Ocasio-Cortez so that she would remain on the ballot even if she lost the Democratic nomination.
Ocasio-Cortez only managed 13 signatures, leaving her 1.5 signatures short of her goal and a judge booted her off the ballot after complaints were made.
While the Working Families Party still says that they support Ocasio-Cortez, the failure means that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has to win the Democratic nomination if she wants to get on the ballot.
If her campaign is running so inefficiently that it can’t even help her get 15 signatures, she’s in huge trouble.
Last time, Ocasio-Cortez won off a grassroots campaign that she put a lot of energy into against an establishment candidate, now Ocasio-Cortez is running as the incumbent and she may not be able to make the transition.
(h/t American Patriot Daily)