NY27 Special Election to Take Place April 28th

Judge rejects NY GOP chair Langworthy's call to have election sooner

Tom Puckett
January 13, 2020 - 2:17 pm
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The special election to fill Chris Collins' seat will not happen until April 28th, the same day as the presidential primary for Democrats. A judge in Rochester rejected state Republican leaders' call for Governor Cuomo to hold the vote sooner.

An attorney from the state Attorney General’s office wrote a letter to the judge saying he could confirm the date of the election, but Cuomo cannot officially make the proclamation until next month under state law for the vote to happen that day.

NY GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy says issued this statement: “Governor Cuomo’s partisan manipulation of the NY-27 special election is a slap in the face to Western New Yorkers who won’t forget he put his own interests above their right to representation in Congress. At a time when our federal government is facing gravely important decisions concerning our national security, our economy and Democrats’ attempt to remove our duly-elected President from office, the people of NY-27 are being denied a voice because Andrew Cuomo is trying to rig an election. The actions of this Governor and Nancy Pelosi’s Democrat Party already sealed their fate in this election and we will retain this seat, regardless of what date it’s held.” 

NY27 candidate Chris Jacobs issued this statement: "Make no mistake, this special election will be a tough race and by holding it on the day of the Democratic Presidential Primary, Governor Cuomo is doing everything he can to rig it for the Democrats. That’s why it is critical that Republicans have a nominee with a proven track record of winning tough races and the financial resources to run and win under the toughest circumstances. I’ve proven I can win tough races, by winning three races that few other Republicans could have and I’ve already raised more than $1 million for this special election race. It is essential that we have a candidate and a campaign that is fully funded and prepared to win against an onslaught of Democratic attacks so we can send a conservative Republican to Washington who can get results and actually help deliver on the President Trump’s agenda."

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