State of New York

New York Impasse Litigation

de Gaudemar v. Kosinski

Lawsuit filed on behalf of voters over New York’s congressional districts and upcoming primary elections. The state’s primary elections for congressional and state Senate districts were postponed by a state trial court judge from June 28, 2022 to Aug. 23, 2022 after the state’s highest court struck down the maps following litigation. However, the plaintiffs point out that New York is under a federal court order to hold non-presidential federal primaries — which includes congressional primaries, but not state Senate primaries — on “the fourth Tuesday in June.” Because the state has failed to adopt new congressional districts in time to comply with the federally mandated timeline, placing uniformed and overseas voters at risk of disenfranchisement, the lawsuit argues that the federal court should step into the redistricting process and adopt the previously enacted congressional map for upcoming elections. The court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order. The New York State Board of Elections received permission from the judge who issued the federal court order in United States v. New York to delay the congressional primary date. The plaintiffs then voluntarily dismissed this case.

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