Thursday, December 28th, 2023


East Greenbush, NY — Today, House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox released the following statements following the Albany Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the request to halt the implementation of New York Democrats unconstitutional, illegal, and unregulated mass mail-in ballot scheme.


House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik:

“The decision to dismiss our request for an injunction to halt the implementation of mass unregulated mail-in early voting is just another example of New York’s lawless and rampant corruption. The New York Constitution is very clear, if you would like to request an absentee ballot, there is a safe and legal process; unregulated mass mail-in ballots are illegal. Hardworking families in New York State deserve fair and legal elections. It is shameful that we argued for a fair and legal election on October 13th only to get a ruling at 11pm on December 26th. If Democrats can’t win through a legal election, they cheat and that has never been more clear than right here in New York.”


NYGOP Chair Ed Cox:

“The decision by Supreme Court (Albany County) dismissing our request for an injunction to halt the implementation of the mail-in early voting statute was plainly wrong. The Court did not consider the merits of the case and had to be forced to issue an opinion after we asked the Appellate Division to force Justice Ryba to issue an opinion. Our request for an injunction to halt implementation of the law was argued on October 13 and she only issued her opinion at 11PM on December 26. Judges who decide cases based on politics and not the law are a disgrace to our State.

“We are in the process of appealing the decision to the Appellate Division in Albany.

“The state Constitution requires that absentee ballots can only be cast by those who are away from their county of residence on Election Day or by those who are sick or disabled. This new law is directly contrary to the state Constitution and should be overturned. We are confident that when impartial judges hear our appeal they will agree with our position.”