You’ve got to hand it to the Democratic Party. They are politically savvy, and even ruthless, in taking measures to ensure they win elections.
Even though they are underwater on most issues that count to New Yorkers and Americans, including the economy, energy production, crime, and immigration, they continue to overachieve in elections, in part due to the resurrection of the abortion issue. But another part of it relates to how successful Democrats have been in expanding the electoral base.
If you can’t win amongst the present electorate, you simply expand the number of people who can vote. This is what underlies the Democrats’ approach to the open border. Import 10 million new people and place them on government assistance and — voilà! — you’ve got two-thirds of them who will eventually vote Democrat. Those who came here illegally eighteen years ago now have children who are American citizens of voting age. Additionally, some have voted improperly due to “motor voter” laws, which hand out registrations to everyone. And now we see Democrats pitching, as they are in New York City, to give illegal aliens the right to vote.
We even have some Democratic governors pushing to give felons the right to vote — not just those who served their time, but even those who are presently in prison for their crimes. This is a demographic that will overwhelmingly vote Democrat.
And here in New York, Democrats who control the state legislature just did away with off-year elections, meaning that local races for county executive and town supervisors will be incorporated into the even-year elections. Good luck trying to get your local message through when governors and presidents are on the top of the ballot.
All the Democrats care about, however, is that Democratic turnout is greater in the even years. The new law will definitely benefit them.
As we said, even though the party is willing to sacrifice our national sovereignty by eviscerating our borders and eliminating the concept of local elections, they are remarkably successful in winning elections, despite the fact that they lose on popular issues.