Monday, February 5th, 2024


Washington DC – Today, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement following the Albany Supreme Court Decision.

“This decision is wrong, and we look forward to appealing on behalf of hardworking New Yorkers who deserve legal and valid elections.

New York’s State Constitution is incredibly clear and requires a constitutional amendment to expand absentee voting. Even the Far Left radical Albany Legislature understands this, which is why in 2021, it submitted an amendment to allow “no-excuse” absentee voting. The people of New York rejected that amendment in a landslide at the ballot box.

Now Albany Democrats continue to shamelessly believe they are above the law and that just because they changed the name from absentee ballot to mail-in ballot, they don’t need to follow the Constitution.

We strongly disagree with the court’s decision and believe our position will be upheld on appeal.”