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:
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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