Miner, Hawkins and Sharpe look to sway NY’s governor race

Minor-party candidates for New York governor hope to have a major impact on Election Day.

Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party candidate, Stephanie Miner, running on the Serve America Movement line, and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate, are hoping to upset the state’s major party candidates running for governor on Nov. 6.

And if nothing else, at least they want to have an impact on the public-poll debate and the results.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic incumbent who’s seeking a third term, leads Republican Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, by 23 percentage points among likely voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.

The poll didn’t even name the third-party candidates.

That’s not deterring any of the minor-party candidates, however, as each has continues to campaign across the state in the hopes of persuading voters.

The candidates are also hoping to secure 50,000 votes to retain a ballot line for the next four years.

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