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New York Enacts Voting Rights Reform Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed new election reforms into law that will revise key steps of the voting process in New York. The state has rolled out a series of new election laws over the past few years in an effort to expand ballot access and make the process more democratic.

Giuliani Suspended from New York Bar for Promoting Election Lies

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rudy Giuliani is suspended from practicing law in the state of New York due to his false and misleading legal statements made during the 2020 general election, a disciplinary committee decided Thursday. The lawyer represented former president Donald Trump and was a key player in spreading unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and promoting the idea that the election was “stolen” from the former president. 

NY Senate Moves to Suspend Unnecessary Travel to GA

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The New York State Senate is considering a bill that would suspend unnecessary state-funded travel to Georgia while their new voter suppression law, SB 202, remains in place. The proposal would serve as a sort of state-sponsored sanction of Georgia in protest of the new law, which shortens absentee ballot return times, restricts drop boxes, criminalizes giving food or water to voters waiting in line, and much more. 

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