Quinn Files Appeal to Reinstate Queens Borough President Special Election, Case to be Heard Tuesday

Statement from Jim Quinn on his Decision to File an Appeal to Reinstate the 

Queens Borough President Special Election

May 22, 2020... "After conducting a thorough legal review and in consultation with our attorney, Donna Aldea, we have decided to appeal the judge’s decision on our case. We brought this case forward in the name of democracy and the rights of Queens voters. The judge in the lower court was in agreement with the merits of our argument that Governor Cuomo took extreme and unnecessary action in canceling the election, which makes his decision not granting us relief even more disappointing and confounding. The voters of Queens--thousands of whom had already cast their ballot in the special election--have a right to an elected borough president before January 2021. We live in a democratic republic, not a dictatorship, and I will not sit by silently while the voters of Queens are disenfranchised.”

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