"In New York, if you cast a write-in ballot and the candidate did NOT register as a write-in candidate, all votes will go to the candidate of that party."
If this is correct, and it applies to the November election, not just to a primary election, it means I will have to sit out the November election-which will be the first I have missed since being able to vote.
That applies for me if Romney is the nominee as I would write in Palin, but if she has not declared as a write-in candidate as per the purported N.Y. rules, my vote would go to Romney.
Which it won't as of course I won't write in her or Newt's name under that scenario. I won't vote third party so the best I can hope for is that the Republican turnout is low and that is ascribed to stay at home protests by conservatives.