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Statement from Jim Quinn on his lawsuit to reinstate the June 23rd special election

May 9, 2020... "Yesterday, I filed a lawsuit against the Governor to reinstate the June 23rd special election for Queens Borough President. I strongly believe--and there is precedent with the federal judge’s ruling on the presidential primary--that the outright cancellation of an election is an unnecessary abuse of power that deprives voters of their rights. I support the Governor’s Executive Order expanding absentee voting and believe this is a reasonable alternative that protects public health while still safeguarding democracy. In fact, the Governor himself has adopted this solution for other elections occurring on the same date. The people of Queens have suffered tremendously as a result of this virus, but they should not have their rights stripped from them as well.”



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