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.