“Anyone reading N.Y. state election law in plain English can see that it prohibits foreign citizen voting,” New York City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli, who joined the lawsuit, wrote in a statement. “The public should look for themselves at section 5-102 to fully grasp how their city government willfully violates the law without regard.”
City council members who voted against the election power grab, the New York Republican Party, and several New York office holders and voters joined the lawsuit, including Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y.
“There is nothing more important than preserving the integrity of our election system,” Malliotakis wrote in a statement. “The government should be working to create more trust in our elections, not less. The right to vote is a sacred right given only to United States citizens. This careless legislation violates the state Constitution, dilutes the voices of American citizens, and is not in line with the views of a vast majority of our city.
“We look forward to our day in court.”