The deeper the blue, the higher the percentage of Cuomo votes. The deeper the yellow, the more Teachout votes. (Unofficial results with 98 percent of precincts reporting.)

Clickable county by county results for the Cuomo-Teachout primary

cuomo teachout primary result map

The deeper the blue, the higher the percentage of Cuomo votes. The deeper the yellow, the more Teachout votes. (Unofficial results with 98 percent of precincts reporting.)

Map of the day: The above is a county-by-county breakdown of votes in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

As you know, Andrew Cuomo beat challenger Zephyr Teachout 60-33. But it was a strong showing for Teachout. And as the map indicates, she ran ahead of the governor in many parts of the state.

There's a clickable large-format map after the jump, along with a few notes.

Clickable map

It's above in large format -- click that link or scroll all the way up.

Notes

+ Cuomo won majorities of votes among the Democratic primary voters in 29 counties, Teachout in 23.

+ But Cuomo's margin of victory is largely attributable to rolling up large percentages in counties with a lot of votes. For example: Cuomo won 64 percent of the votes downstate (Rockland and Westchester counties and south). And those counties collectively made up 66 percent of all the votes cast in the primary.

+ Teachout was strongest in the eastern part of upstate. The challenger won the Capital Region core 59-33 over Cuomo. But those four counties only represented about 6 percent of all the votes cast.

+ In a typical general election a 60-33 win would pretty good. But for a sitting governor in a party primary it's bad by the standard of recent history. Ahead of the primary FiveThirtyEight looked at party primary races around the nation involving incumbent governors since 2002 -- and Cuomo's percentage of the vote in this primary ranks near the bottom of this list.

It's an especially weak result for Cuomo considering two other factors: 1) Just a few months ago polls indicated very few people knew much of anything about Zephyr Teachout and 2) Cuomo had an enormous money advantage.

+ One of way of looking at the primary result is that the more liberal parts of the Democratic Party were upset with Cuomo, so they voted for Teachout. Another (not necessarily mutually exclusive) way is that people weren't voting so much for Teachout as against Cuomo. So it will be interesting to see how things play out in the general election. Cuomo is thought to have a big lead on Republican Rob Astorino. Will people who support(ed) Teachout stay home? And while it's hard to see a lot of Democrats voting for Astorino out of spite for Cuomo, maybe Astorino will benefit from some not-Cuomo votes among the wider electorate.

Comments

I urge Teachout supporters to look at Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, who is already at 7% in the polls and climbing, if they want a real anti-corporate candidate to vote for in November. If Hawkins and the Green Party were to receive 33 percent of the vote they would certainly become the number 3 party in NY State, and possibly number 2 on the ballot. Imagine that - a party that rejects fusion politics, is anti-corporate, anti-corruption and pro-worker! Check out www.howiehawkins.org.

Thanks Greenguy.
Yes! Vote Howie Hawkins and Green Party

I'm just going to write-in Teachout/Wu for the General Election. The less of a plurality for Cuomo, the better to break him during future budget/legislative negotiations. Already incredibly disappointed at my local legislatures endorsing him out of fear for their petty pet projects. I think the primary results and a limited majority win for Cuomo on November would send a clear message that they better get on board with what the "people's" want.

@Bill Ditto!!!

I voted for Teachout-Wu, but in November I urge people to not write them in (they lost, folks), but vote for The Other Progressive who is actually on the ballot, Green Party Howie Hawkins.

@chrisck, on one hand I get you, but on the other hand, primaries (especially in NY) are a very convoluted piece of the democratic process that don't necessarily determine the best candidates when one gets to the general election. I had many friends who were not enrolled as Democrats who really wanted to put there two cents in and vote for Teachout/Wu, but couldn't. The write-in process is one way for them to do that, or for anyone to write-in someone they feel is more qualified than the lowest common denominator, I mean, politically selected slate of candidates handed over to you at the general election.

The point is to get Junior out. I also considerd writing in Teachout/Wu but it makes sense to go for the Green Party dude. Please spread the word

Voting Hawkins in general but I'd really like the discussion to continue within the Democratic party because NY has to go towards an Elizabeth Warren type candidate or else what's the point of being a blue state.

The Billionaire-Corporatocracy-Complex needs a cover story for choosing all our candidates but also making it seem like the people voted them in. So Democrats need to stop being that vehicle. The key is laying bare the process, from the financing to the media relationships to the party bosses, the time has come, thanks to braver candidates like Warren, Teachout and Wu to expose the rigged game and force candidates to explain which side they're on in this prolonged class war.

There are over 5 million registered democrats in New York State. According to your own primary linked above numbers, an estimated 550,000 democrats voted in the primary, Teachout received 181,904 vote . Get real, do the math. Rather then send the governor a message by voting green, and wasting your vote, go grassroots and start with electing assembly and senate members that represent your views, want to serve not gain. Yes, I came out the 60's, we didnot have the internet. We did not sit in front of a computer, we spoke out, built support, faced the opposition, hit the streets.

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