As the newly constituted New York State legislature takes up a package of proposed voting and voter registration reforms – including same-day registration and early voting – let us consider for a moment what Mike Long, the state Conservative fusion Party capo has to say about all of these hippies making it easier for citizens to vote.
“I think voting is a privilege and it should remain in fact that you understand it is a privilege. It shouldn’t be made simpler,” Long said.
Which sort of explains why the right has worked so hard to disenfranchise targeted groups of people who would otherwise be statistically predisposed to vote on the left.
We should just change its name to the Voter Privilege Act and get it over with.