NYS GOP Sues Cuomo over NY27 Special Election

Suit claims voters being denied representation

WBEN Newsroom
December 11, 2019 - 7:57 pm

Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - Claiming the hundreds of thousands of voters in the NY27 Congressional district are being denied representation, New York State Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy and two voters are suing Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Board of Elections for delays in calling for a special election for the seat.

The NY27 Congressional seat has been vacant since the resignation of Chris Collins in September and Governor Cuomo has strongly hinted that he would prefer to hold a special election for the Congressional seat in concert with the April Democratic Presidential priary election in New York.  Cuomo claims the move would save substantial money  as opposed to having a separate election date.

In a statement provided to WBEN, Langworthy says: “To no one’s surprise, Governor Cuomo is playing politics with the special election, while the people of western New York are being denied the representation they are entitled to in Congress. This isn’t the first time the Governor had to be sued for this purpose, and I’m fully confident that once again the courts will compel him to act. This is an unfortunate but necessary action under this crooked Governor.

The suit, which will be heard in Rochester, asks that a special election be called within five days of a court ruling on the suit.



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