It’s been a bad week for New York governor Andrew Cuomo, and now Hillary Clinton has passed him for second place behind Joe Biden in the latest Vegas election odds.
While Creepy Joe has been hiding out in his basement bunker, he’s opened the door for other potential candidates to creep back into the mix. Early on, the most popular of these was Cuomo, who was getting yuge approval ratings in his frequent televised spars with the Trump administration over the government’s coronavirus response.
Cuomo screeched for ventilators but never needed them and ended up giving away the extra units the federal government sent him. The state health agency he controls was caught fudging coronavirus death numbers. He even finally complimented Trump publicly for some reason.
However, none of this really changed the Cuomo Vegas betting lines.
For most of the last two months – ever since he declared that he had no intention to run in the 2020 Presidential election – he’d been trending at between +800 and +1000 per the Democratic candidate Vegas odds behind the presumptive nominee.
But this week’s been a little different for Fredo’s big brother.
First, his state admitted to withholding nursing home coronavirus death totals after Cuomo himself guaranteed that NY’s most vulnerable population was his top priority.
Then, not a day later, the NY Democratic Party’s decision to cancel is primary election was overturned by a federal judge on the grounds that it violated the US Constitution.
This latter, perhaps, was the biggest blow to Cuomo, despite that fact that he was not a direct part of the decision-making process. After all, as governor, Cuomo could have flexed some muscle to discourage that decision, but he stayed silent while his own constituents were literally disenfranchised.
It took a lawsuit from Andrew Yang and another from Bernie Sanders to have the issue properly addressed, though neither candidate is still officially running an active campaign. However, because their names are on the NY ballot and they’re still eligible to receive votes and delegates, they were compelled to challenge the DNC.
Per federal judge Analisa Torres (an Obama appointee, no less!), the Democratic party’s decision violated several provisions of the US Constitution for both those running for office and the voters themselves.
Torres concluded that “canceling the presidential primary denied [candidates] the chance to run, and denied voters the right to cast ballots for their candidate and their political beliefs.”
In her judgment, Torres also more specifically outlines the legal problems with NY’s primary cancellation:
“The Court concludes that Plaintiffs and Plaintiff-Intervenors have shown a clear and substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that the Democratic Commissioners’ April 27 Resolution removing Yang, Sanders, and eight other Democratic presidential candidates from the ballot deprived them of associational rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. …
The removal of presidential contenders from the primary ballot not only deprived those candidates of the chance to garner votes for the Democratic Party’s nomination, but also deprived their pledged delegates of the opportunity to run for a position where they could influence the party platform, vote on party governance issues, pressure the eventual nominee on matters of personnel or policy, and react to unexpected developments at the Convention.”
This double whammy of disgrace has crushed Cuomo’s odds and deflated general interest in the politician, and now Hillary Clinton – who lost to President Donald Trump in 2016 – is favored right behind Biden.
There is also some serious talk of a Biden-Hillary ticket, which would put the kibosh on whisperings among the establishment of a contested convention. Of course, Hillary hasn’t fared as well on the Vice President odds boards, as it’s questionable whether she’d accept the bottom half of the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Currently, the election odds have been shaken up to what you see below. Of course, given the coronavirus outbreak and the constant coronavirus updates hitting the news wires 24/7, these odds could be dramatically different tomorrow. If you want to wager on any of these lines, you should immediately join a Vegas election sportsbook and get your bets in ASAP.
2020 US Presidential Election Odds
- Donald Trump -120
- Joe Biden +135
- Hillary Clinton +2000
- Andrew Cuomo +3000
- Mike Pence +6000
- Michelle Obama +10000
- Nikki Haley +15000
2020 Democratic Candidate Betting Odds
- Joe Biden -600
- Hillary Clinton +700
- Andrew Cuomo +1800
- Michelle Obama +3300
2020 Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee Odds
- Kamala Harris +200
- Amy Klobuchar +300
- Elizabeth Warren +500
- Michelle Obama +850
- Stacey Abrams +1100
- Catherine Cortez Masto +1200
- Gretchen Whitmer +1200
- Hillary Clinton +2200
- Tammy Duckworth +2200
- Michelle Lujan Grisham +3000
- Susan Rice +3000
- Tammy Baldwin +4500
- Val Demings +4500
- Andrew Cuomo +9000
- Tulsi Gabbard +9000
If these races don’t interest you, there are lots of other political markets available online. You can bet on Trump impeachment (yes, he’ll probably be impeached again), debate props, and all kinds of other political prop bets.
These sites are legal to join, and they’re the only operators that will accept political bets of any kind. Ironically, you won’t find Vegas election odds in Vegas!
And you probably won’t find Andrew Cuomo in the White House, either.