New York State has a diff e rent political party system than most states. New York has a modified two-party system: a Democratic party with historic strength in New York City and upstate central cities, a strong Republican party with historic strength in suburbs and small cities and towns. New York State also has the Liberal and Conservative parties that cross-endorse major party candidates. The Independent, Right to Life, Green, and Working Families parties also exist.
Citizenship, Participation, and the Electoral Process
How does the political party system enable choice and opportunity for participation?