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Democracy At Risk: NY Cancels Primary Elections

-New York City Skyline with Empire State Building, New York, USA. |  John Kellerman / Alamy Stock Photo

Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state of New York would be canceling their primary elections for 2020. This comes after more than a month ago when Cuomo used an executive over to postpone the primary from April 28th to June 23rd. This move is still yet to be approved by the DNC. So where does the line end?

Many conservatives have been ridiculed for the past month for the postponing of primary elections held in states across the nation. With the critics calling it a “slippery slope” argument they might now be eating their own words. Where does it end when it comes to stopping the people from their most powerful pulpit? The vote.

Democracy at Risk

With the canceling of the primary elections, Cuomo has single handily taken the power from the people and has placed it in his own pocket. He runs the state ruling with absolute power. As much as people want to point fingers at Trump for leading “like a King,” Cuomo gives off FDR vibes. This is not good. Cuomo is running the state of New York without the voting consent of the population. This situation has turned a so called conservative “slippery slope” argument into a reality. Below is a video of the statements from Governor Cuomo 3 days ago.

So what has changed in the last 3 days? Corona virus cases and deaths have only declined, so why cancel the primary? Is this the route in which Cuomo can slide into the ballot and win the Democratic Presidential Primary? Without New York delegates that would take a big blow to Biden reaching the required delegates if the Bernie Sanders voters can rally in the remaining states.

In my opinion this is a gross error on behalf of the state of New York. When you impede the right to vote from the people they don’t forgive easily. It’s like giving a kid candy only to take it away. The child is stubborn and never forgets what happened.

Conclusion

At the end of the day is important to remember what we have allowed our government to do to our liberties. Yes I did in fact support a stay at home order in the beginning, and yes I do still support social distancing measures. However, when the data is telling us that we overestimated the amount of deaths from Covid-19 (models predicted millions of deaths) I think it is time to reopen America. New York is the outlier, not the rule. Let us protect our freedom and protect our vote.

In closing to quote Michelle Obama… “You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward.”

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