Participation in Government Discussion Question 5
New York State has a different 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, and 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.
Discussion Question #5 - How does the political party system enable choice and opportunity for participation?