Judges in Monroe County, New York (7th Judicial District)

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If you click on the picture, you should be able to enlarge it and scroll through the data collected.

The table shows when judges in the 7th judicial department are up for re-election (Monroe County and surrounding area, Rochester NY proper included). I made a note of relevant information about each. At the top of the table, you can see the three people running this year; the Republican candidate has a website, but the other two (Democrat and Working Party), well; crickets.

Every candidate in red is Republican.

People who are not chosen by their Party, cannot get on the ticket for election. Some people find that unfair. But the Supreme Court unanimously held in 2008 in Board of Elections v Lopez Torres that people running do not have the right to a “fair shot” at doing so.

See https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/06-766.ZS.html at (c)

So, while this table showcases that when a party supports a candidate, they then have a chance to win the election; it more clearly showcases that in Monroe County, running as anything other than Republican is a waste of time.

Still, I persist in pretending that there exists here a democracy nurtured by an informed public in the political process. The media has decided to focus on a freak show contest between grotesque choices; one clearly worse than the other, but both terrible. In the meantime, I present to you your local judicial information.

This is a starting point; you are likely young and better at the internet than me. Get to it.

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