New Yorkers have a lot of complaints. We vent about rampant shoplifting, out-of-control electric bikes, dirty streets, jammed-up traffic, and the soaring prices of everything. Migrants are taking over our hotels, the stink of weed is everywhere, and scaffolding darkens even the loveliest city blocks.
For all these indignities, we tend to blame Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams. There are, though, other guilty parties as well: district attorneys who refuse to prosecute crimes, radical city council members who recently passed a bill allowing illegal aliens to vote, oblivious judges, and state legislators who refuse to rescind bail laws that keep criminals out of jail.
Yet, if one asked New Yorkers who represents them in the city council or in the New York state assembly, most would have no clue. As riled as Manhattanites are about soaring taxes and crime, the majority does not bother to vote. In last year’s elections, turnout in New York was 38.3 percent. That is an improvement over the 14.5 percent who bothered to vote in the June primaries.
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Published in The New York Sun