New York’s state Supreme Court has sent New York City’s scheme to allow non-citizens and illegal aliens to vote in elections down in flames.
Republican Minority Leader Joseph Borelli announced on Twitter: “Today we won our non-citizen voting lawsuit. I commend the judge for recognizing this has been illegal all along.”
“Today’s decision validates those of us who can read the plain English words of our state constitution and state statutes: non-citizen voting in New York is llegal, and shame on those who thought they could skirt the law for political gain,” Borelli said.
“Opposition to this measure was bipartisan and cut across countless neighborhood and ethnic lines, yet progressives chose to ignore both our constitution and public sentiment in order to achive their aims,” he added. “I commend the court in recognizing reality and reminding New Yor’s professional protestor class that the rule of law matters.”
Michael Henry, who is running for the state’s Attorney General, reacted to the news.
🚨 Today the NY GOP won their lawsuit to STOP New York City's unconstitutional non-citizen voting plan.
— Michael Henry (@michaelhenry4ag) June 27, 2022
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“Today the NY GOP won their lawsuit to STOP New York City’s unconstitutional non-citizen voting plan,” Henry said. “I am proud that I stood with [Joe Borelli], and [Nick Langworthy] and many others to protect our elections.”
In January, New York City attempted to change its election law to allow over 800,000 non-citizens to vote in local elections.
“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,” Adams said in a statement.
Mayor Adams said that while I “had some concerns about one aspect of the bill, I had a productive dialogue with my colleagues in government that put those concerns at ease.”
“I believe allowing the legislation to be enacted is by far the best choice, and look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process,” he added.
Axios reported on the development, while soft-peddling the fact that Adams had lied during his campaign by posing as a “moderate.”
“Adams initially expressed concern over the legislation, which the City Council approved a month ago, but the Democratic governor ultimately supported the measure and allowed his 30-day time limit to veto the bill to expire, according to AP,” Axios reported. “If the implementation is not curtailed by a judge, New York City will become the first major city in the country to extend voting rights to noncitizens, per AP.”
It looks like that election policy won’t become law in New York City. This is a big win for election integrity in a week full of conservative legal victories.