ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans have sued to prevent noncitizens from voting in New York City elections under a new local law. The law allows more than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in the city to vote in municipal elections as early as next year. They still cannot vote in federal or state races, such as for president or the governor. New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy and a group of Republican elected officials in New York City filed the lawsuit in state court on Staten Island. They’re seeking to block the law and declare it unconstitutional.
Photo: FILE – A poll worker assembles a ballot at Frank McCourt High School in New York’s party primaries, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)