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July 13, 2023

Politicized New York Appellate Court Creating Havoc on State and Nation: New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar

Brooklyn-NY…“The New York State Appellate Court, Third Department, is making a mockery of our Congressional districts, undermining public confidence in our judiciary and the electoral process itself.  This highly politicized court, which is clearly doing the bidding of the Democrat-controlled State Legislature and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, has unnecessarily created chaos to hurt conservative officeholders and help Mr. Jeffries retake the House majority for progressive Democrats next year. It’s wrong — indeed, mid-decade redistricting is prohibited by our State Constitution.

“Conservatives won New York House seats in 2022 fairly and squarely. This is a politically contrived move by Democratic leaders to undo the will of the voters and to deny them the leaders they chose under fair district lines.

“The Conservative Party is confident that the Court of Appeals will reverse this ill-conceived ruling by upholding the fair congressional lines established in 2022 by the District Court. One must remember that the courts were forced to step in that year to stop an outrageous gerrymandering attempt by the Democrat-controlled State Legislature and then Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We are hopeful that the Court of Appeals will protect voters by reaffirming New York’s established congressional lines, but, ultimately, it’s the voters themselves who have the power to right obvious wrongs. The more they learn about what’s happening in New York, the more firmly they will act to stop these cynical political shenanigans.”