Federal judge Analise Torres last week ordered New York’s Democratic presidential primary to proceed on June 23. We’re not sure she was right to declare the move to cancel it unconstitutional, but her ruling is certainly a win for democracy.

It was the left pushing for the primary, originally set for April 23, to go ahead. Bernie Sanders supporters joined ex-candidate Andrew Yang’s lawsuit against the state Board of Elections over its decision to cancel the presidential primary — even as it let other local primary elections go ahead on the same date.

Insurgents see higher turnout as helping them knock off incumbents — which is likely why the establishment moved to ensure lower turnout, though it also talked about how high turnout risks greater coronavirus transmission.

Plus the fact that Joe Biden’s opponents have all given up: “We shouldn’t have non-essential primaries,” said state Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs.

Hmm: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have both said that holding primary elections preserves democracy. Is that only some primaries?

And if there is a real health concern, why not hold the primary as vote-by-mail only? The state is doing just that for local Board of Education voting across the state.

It sure looks like the fix was in — until Judge Torres stepped up.

Source: nypost.com/feed