Today is the big day–it’s primary day in New York. The state that is likely to give Donald Trump his biggest win yet, and the first closed primary state to likely hand him an actual majority of votes, could allow him to steal more delegates due to its arcane voting laws.
Steal? Well, yes. If you use Trump’s definition of stealing, meaning getting delegates that weren’t specifically voted to you by “the will of the people.” In fact, Trump could conceivably take New York with less than 40 percent of identified Republican voters. Here’s how.
No early voting

Unlike 37 states, voters in New York can only vote on Election Day. Period. And if you want to vote absentee, you have to provide a valid excuse, like you’re out of town or have a disability. You either come to the polls or you don’t vote. Period.
It’s a given that Cruz has a better ground game than Trump, but not in New York. In the cities, it’s easier to get to polls with public transportation and ample city services. In the more rural areas, it might as well be western North Carolina or Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. You have to get there for your vote to count.
If you’re in “the city” or Long Island and there’s a 2-hour line at closing time, you can bet the polls will stay open for the last voter. In Skaneateles, tiny Onondaga County, if you don’t make it to the Fire Hall or the Presbyterian Church between noon and 9 p.m., you can’t vote.
Those rural counties are far more likely to break away from city-dweller Trump.
Very early registration

Voter registration closed on March 25, 25 days before Election Day. If you didn’t register by that date, you don’t get to come to the dance. There’s no same-day registration. Even so, new registrations in Rockland and Westchester counties over the past 10 months topped 35,000, with more than 3,600 party affiliation changes and 1,800 unaffiliated voters joining a party.
The spike in interest in the primary means headaches for local election officials. Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Reginald LaFayette said the message to residents on Tuesday is simple: If you’re not registered with one of the two major political parties, stay home.
“Don’t come to the dance if you’re not going to dance,” said LaFayette, who is also the county’s Democratic Party chairman. “We’re very much concerned that people that are not eligible to vote will show up, people who aren’t registered to vote.”

If the establishment GOP would put as much energy into crushing Hilda Beast perhaps people would care.