GOP lawsuit brands Hochul’s new law an ‘attack on mail-in voting safeguards’

By Danielle Wallace
September 21, 2023


New York Republicans announced a lawsuit against Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new law expanding early mail-in voting ahead of the 2024 election.

House GOP Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and a Republican and Conservative coalition that includes members of the New York Republican Congressional delegation, sued Hochul and the State of New York Wednesday “for attempting to remove basic safeguards on absentee voting and allowing unregulated mass mail ballots in clear violation of the state constitution.”

The lawsuit was announced immediately after Hochul signed the Early Mail Voter Act into law Wednesday. The law came as part of a new legislative package that Hochul billed as working to “strengthen democracy and protect voting rights in New York State.”