“Look at this like the first quarter of a game,” said Dustin Czarny, the Democratic Onondaga County Elections Commissioner. “It’s not the whole game. Just the beginning and now they have to go out and get petitions.”
Winning the designating vote allows more people to gather petitions for that candidate to ensure their place on that ballot and it provides affirmation of support.
Petitions are due April 2 and Czarny explained that is the date when the public will get a better idea if the other candidates are going to drop out.