There is a common misconception about the political makeup of New York that many of the Empire State’s most prominent politicians are completely ignoring.
While New York State is constantly coming up “blue”, in an electoral sense, that is only because of the massive liberal population of New York City. Outside of The Big Apple, New York is far, far more conservative than the media lets on.
Much like California, where the cocaine-addled beach communities are able to hold the state hostage with their liberal lunacy, New York State has often floated the possibility of splitting into separate entities as well, with New York City and “New Amsterdam” being the possible designations.
A New York conservative group wants to split New York into two states. Upstate would become “New Amsterdam” while the Big Apple and Long Island would keep the “New York” name.
Stephen Aldstadt is part of the group who wants the divide in the state. He said dissatisfied Western New Yorkers like him believe there is a lot of corruption in state government and don’t believe state lawmakers in Western New York have much of a say.
“That’s the big issue right now. People feel like they are not represented like all of upstate is run essentially by the New York City liberals and small group that are running the entire state,” Aldstadt said.
In keeping with the tradition of NYC calling the NYS shots, liberal Governor Andrew Cuomo has long been in the pocket of the lunatic left, having openly supported a wide range of leftist ideologies in the past.
Specifically, when it comes to the Second Amendment, Cuomo has had an egregious and despicable record of anti-Constitutional vitriol.
Now, however, in an effort to shore up the democratic stronghold that the state poses, (through only its lopsided coastal population), Cuomo is threatening an executive order eerily similar to a recent move in the State of Virginia.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order giving all parolees in New York the right to vote.
The announcement comes after he noted that the New York Legislature voted down such a measure.
“I’m going to make it law by executive order,” Cuomo said during a speech to the National Action Network’s annual conference.
“In this state, when you’re released from prison and you’re on parole, you still don’t have the right to vote,” Cuomo said. “Now how can that be? You did your time. You paid your debt. You’re released, but you still don’t have a right to vote.”
Much like a similar move from Terry McAuliffe back in 2016, Cuomo’s executive order will behoove only the democrats, give the vast and undeniable liberal bias seen within our nation’s prison system.