A Queens judge ordered the removal of Ocasio-Cortez’s name from the Working Families Party ballot line this week following a legal challenge from Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, one of her opponents in the Democratic primary.
- The freshman congresswoman submitted 14 signatures, one of which was found to be invalid because the voter was registered as a Democrat.
- A spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez told The Times the New York Democrat’s campaign stopped collecting signatures because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- “The A.O.C. campaign is in shock,” Caruso-Cabrera said in a statement to The Times.
- The progressive Working Families Party, which Sen. Bernie Sanders has described as the closest thing to his “vision of democratic socialism,” has endorsed Ocasio-Cortez and pledged to continue campaigning for her.
- For instance, a poll of registered voters released in June by a political action committee that opposes Ocasio-Cortez found only 13 percent of respondents in her district would vote to reelect her.
- According to a Siena College poll released last April, 58 percent of voters in Ocasio-Cortez’s 14th Congressional District disagreed with her stance on a deal with Amazon, which would have seen the internet giant create 25,000 news jobs and receive $3 billion in subsidies in New York City. Only 33 percent supported Ocasio-Cortez’s position.