RNC Sues NYC for Allowing Non-US Citizens to Vote in City Elections
By Yehudit Garmaise
The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against Mayor Eric Adams, yesterday, just one day after he resolved his doubts about the New York City Council’s law to allow 800,000 New Yorkers who are not American citizens to vote in city elections.
"American elections should be decided by American citizens," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted yesterday. "If Democrats can subvert elections this flagrantly in America’s largest city, they can do it anywhere.
"The RNC is suing to protect the integrity of our elections, and we stand ready to do the same wherever Democrats try to attack the basic security of your ballot.
On Sunday on CNN, Adams said he was originally concerned about the part of the bill that required the legal noncitizens to have lived in the city for at least 30 days before voting, but the mayor said after speaking with colleagues and listening to their points of view, he was persuaded that the law is "imperative that people who are in a local municipality have the right to decide who is going to govern them.”
Yesterday, Mayor Adams named the Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, an appellate judge who lives in Brooklyn, as the city’s corporation counsel: the city’s chief legal officer who defends the city when it is sued, who will likely oversee defending the city in the case.