RNC: coalition defeats NYC’s non-citizen voting

by the Republican National Committee

WASHINGTON — Following the news that a New York City court struck down the Democrats’ radical scheme that would allow over 800,000 non-citizens to vote in New York City elections, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement:

“Today’s ruling is a huge victory for election integrity and the rule of law: American elections should be decided by American citizens. The RNC is proud to head a broad coalition in successfully challenging this unconstitutional scheme and will continue to lead the effort across the country to ensure only citizens can vote in America’s elections.” – RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel


  • In January, the Republican National Committee (RNC) sued Mayor Eric Adams, the New York City Council, and the New York City Board of Elections for illegally allowing non-citizens to vote in city elections. 
  • The RNC won on all three of its claims: The court ruled that the law violated the state constitution which requires voters be citizens as well as New York election statutes and the state’s Municipal Home Rule Law.
  • This radical scheme passed by New York Democrats to allow foreign citizens to decide American elections is a blatant attack on election integrity and violates the state constitution which requires New York voters to be U.S. citizens.
  • The RNC was joined in the suit by the New York Republican Party and several concerned New York officeholders and voters, including city council members who voted against the legislation.
    • The coalition includes several naturalized citizens, a Democrat city council member, and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis.
  • The suit also raises important concerns about how the law will be implemented and whether non-citizens will end up on the same voter registration list used for state-level and federal elections.
  • The law could add over 800,000 non-citizens to New York City’s voter rolls. 
    • This is much larger than the margin in last year’s New York Mayor Democrat primary, meaning these non-citizen votes could have swung the race to another candidate.
  • The RNC has also sued the cities of Montpelier and Winooski in Vermont for state legislation illegally allowing non-citizens to vote in those towns’ elections. The RNC is engaged in efforts in Arizona and elsewhere to ensure only citizens can vote in our elections.
  • A link to the opinion can be found here.

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8 replies »

  1. Non citizens being allowed to vote is just plain ludicrous ! What’s next ? Mail in ballots sent to the Kremlin ? I don’t care if it’s for President of the United States, or Possum Queen of Bugtussle, voting is a right reserved to citizens, Period !

  2. A well reasoned decision on facts similar to those governing the lawsuit challenging non-citizen voting in Vermont. The result in Vermont should be the same as the result in New York.

  3. If we dont have citizen rights, we have no citizens. If we have no citizens, we have no country

  4. Meanwhile last September, the Vermont Senate overrode a Gov. Scott veto that now allows non-citizens in Montpelier and Winooski to vote.

    Now we have Senator Rebecca Balint, who led the veto override veto running for Congress where she’ll be spreading her extreme far left philosophies around the entire country if elected………Balint is so busy advancing her own career that she has no time to condemn the attack on the State Capital by pro-abortion insurrectionists……..Is Balint the type of person Vermonters want representing the state in Congress…….I hope not.

    Next, the RNC has sued Montpelier and Winooski over non-citizens voting……….Does any know the status of that lawsuit?

  5. This democracy stuff is tough enough with citizens voting. Add the element of people who did not care enough to stay and improve their old country we will be in for quite a ride. If they could not be bothered to become a citizen to vote what makes anyone believe that they are interested in improving their current living site. America has room for everyone and anyone who wants to make it better. Just step up and join the citizen club to make it official. Others have for hundreds of years , many with trails and tribulations making today’s challenges seem trivial.

  6. I think a closer look at the numbers of non-citizens voting in Vermont would shock us all. The Towns of Winooski and Montpelier openly tested non-citizen voting, but I believe this practice is allowed and goes undetected throughout the State of Vermont thanks to Comrade Condos, Vermont Secretary of State.

    Vermont gives driver’s licenses to illegals. It only takes a Vermont License Number to register to vote online using My Voter Page on the Secretary of State’s Website. Ask your State Representatives about this?

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