Watchdog Challenging THIS Voting Law!

(DailyEmailNews.com) – A legal group focusing on election law teamed up with two prominent New York congressional Republicans to challenge New York’s universal mail-in voting law in the state’s highest court.

Known for its legal fight against еxpanded mail-in voting in Delaware, the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed a brief supporting Representatives Elise Stefanik and Claudia Tenney.

These representatives argue that New York’s mail-in voting approach, which sеnds ballots to all registered voters, contradicts the state’s constitution.

In 2021, New Yorkers voted against a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed such mail voting expansions, which means there is widеspread opposition within the state.

“Expansion of mail voting was rejected by New York voters,” stated the Foundation’s President J. Christian Adams. “Now, the New York [State] Legislature has unconstitutionally passed a law to allow every registered voter to cast a ballot in the mail.”

Despite this public rejection, the Democrat-led New York State Legislature passed a law enabling statewide mail voting, which Governor Kathy Hochul signed.

Known as Stefanik v. Hochul, the case highlights a constitutional clash. New York’s Constitution currently limits mail voting to specific cases like not being in the county, illness or physical disability.

Adams emphasizes, “The plain text of the New York Constitution prohibits the expansion of mail voting. If New York lawmakers want to expand mail voting, they need to pass a constitutional amendment.”

The lawsuit appeals a decision by Justice Michael C. Lynch of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, who ruled that the state constitution does not explicitly require in-person voting on Election Day.

In turn, Governor Hochul and other Democrats argue that their legislative actions aim to make voting more accessible for all New Yorkers.

This case mirrors a successful lawsuit by the Public Interest Legal Foundation in Delaware, where the state’s Supreme Court ruled that similar universal mail-in voting laws violated Delaware’s constitution.

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