Statement by Conservative Party Chairman Kassar on the Party’s Maintaining Its Legal Status

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2020
Contact:  Shaun Marie
518-356-7882  @cpnys

Statement by Conservative Party Chairman Kassar on the Party’s Maintaining Its Legal Status

Brooklyn, NY – Chairman Gerard Kassar thanked the voters throughout New York State for making a statement by voting for President Donald J. Trump on the Conservative Party Line.

The Conservative Party has maintained its status as an official political organization in this first test of the law written and signed by Governor Cuomo, that attempts to eliminate third parties in New York State.  The new law requires political parties to reach 130,000 votes or 2% of the total vote cast for President.  The new law also subjects political parties to the same requirement in gubernatorial election years.

Chairman Kassar said “New Yorkers who chose to vote on the Conservative Line are making a statement that fiscal responsibility, law and order, less government involvement, and adherence to the values of our Founding Fathers, is what makes America the greatest nation in the world; knowing that, I was certain we would maintain our official status.”

The New York State Conservative Party is the third largest political party in New York State with over 150,000 members.  In 2016 President Trump received 292,392 votes on the Conservative Party line.