The New York Governor’s Race: A cautionary tale

Here in New York, yesterday’s election turned out about the way I figured.

As much as I hoped that Republican Marc Molinaro could pull an upset win over Andrew Cuomo, deep down I knew it wasn’t in the cards. Because the deck is stacked against us.

Compared to the 2014 Midterm Election, voter turnout was crazy high here in New York.

In 2014 when Andrew Cuomo was running for his second term, the total number of votes cast statewide was 3,819,086. Whereas the total votes cast for 2018 stands at 5,675,765.

That’s staggeringly high.

But even so, something about the New York Governor’s race election map stuck out.

Take a look at this map from Politico, and I think you’ll see what I mean:

New York Governor map

Cuomo won the state, but only got the majority vote in 15 of our 62 counties.

Hell, even Hillary managed to win 16 out of 62 in 2016.

Now, here’s where it gets frustrating.

The counties in the New York City area alone account for 69.88% of Andrew Cuomo’s total votes. Yeah. 2,341,033 of his of his 3,349,999 votes come from that tiny area of this big state.

This is why new outlets called the race for Cuomo before New York even started counting votes. When you are guaranteed to get at least 60% of the votes in the New York City area, it’s game over before the game even begins.

And that’s exactly what happened. Of the 3,203,583 votes cast in the New York City area, Cuomo got 63.15% of them.

And this is also why New Yorkers that live in the rest of the state often feel as if New York City is in complete control of our executive branch.

So why bring this up? It is what is after all.

Well here’s why. This is what the Left wants to do on a national scale with Presidential elections.

They want to do away with the Electoral College and instead have the Presidential election decided by a handful of counties in America.

In other words, the Los Angeles area, the New York City area, and perhaps Chicago will get to choose the President of the United States. And the rest of us can go straight to hell.

Isn’t it bad enough for the folks in New York and California that our state’s chief executive is chosen that way?

Well, not for the Left it isn’t.

Instead, it’s their idea of Utopia.

But that isn’t “democracy.” It is the tyranny of a concentrated majority.

And not only is that insane; it is exactly what our Constitution was set up to prevent.

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7 thoughts on “The New York Governor’s Race: A cautionary tale

  • November 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm
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    Spot-on

  • November 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm
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    Nice take on this, Dianny. I hadn’t made the leap from NY’s disastrous results to the Electoral College. Of course since the dumber Cuomo (hard to imagine, isn’t it), signed the National Popular Vote compact a couple of years ago, he made sure that NYC controls all OUR Electors, but I hadn’t extrapolated that to the nationwide nightmare we’re facing.

  • November 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm
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    Hi Dianny,

    I live in the people’s democratic republic of Illinois and we have the exact same issue you do. Illinois really is a nice red state with a blob of blue hell in the North East corner that messes up everything. The other day I was listening to Glenn Beck and he had an interesting interview with the libertarian Gov candidate from New York. If you haven’t heard it, you may like it. This is the link for the podcast. Have a great day! https://www.theblaze.com/video/dangerous-ideas-libertarian-candidate-larry-sharpe-offers-real-solutions-for-new-york.

    • November 7, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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      My brother heard that interview and was impressed.

      I know exactly what you mean. I lived in DeKalb in the late 80s and the NW Suburbs of Chicago (Palatine, Arlington Heights area) in the early 90s. I also spent a number of years in Chicago. And you’re right. Once you get out of the NE corner of Illinois, it’s like a totally different state.

  • November 7, 2018 at 8:39 pm
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    we have the same here in virginia,,,blue is norther va (dc suburbs), tidewater, blue dots of Charlottesville,Roanoke,Christiansburg, all the rest is red,,,,,and btw, I too lived in the suburbs of Chicago in the 80’s…Arlington Heights and Schaumburg

  • November 8, 2018 at 9:37 am
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    The issue is more than votes. It is one thing to control a government and quite another to attempt to destroy the lifestyles of those who disagree with you politically.

    The enclave of NY below the Tappan Zee detests or at least mocks the deplorables upstate for being backward, hicks and ignorant. The democrats are more than willing to ban guns and moderate free speech and control the ecological aspects of our lives all because ‘they know better’. All of this is catered to appeal to their constituency in spite of our objections.

    I refer to upstate with the same term that was coined for the great plains of the US. Flyover country. Other than for vacation, the democrats want nothing to do with upstate other than steal our water. We are a resource base for them in terms of power, water and revenue. That is all.

  • November 8, 2018 at 11:01 am
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    “And not only is that insane; it is exactly what our Constitution was set up to prevent.”

    Dianny, the left stopped caring about what the Constitution means about a century ago. They want one thing: Power. They want to set that power in a one party government at all costs.

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