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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Collins Condemns Cuomo’s Proposal to Give Voting Rights to Felons

Apr 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement condemning Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to restore voting rights to more than 35,000 New York felons on parole. Current New York State election laws bar convicted felons the right to vote until they have completed their parole.

“I am appalled by Governor Cuomo’s actions today in what is so clearly a political maneuver to score him some more votes in a tough primary. Governor Cuomo’s corrupt tactics are on full display, as is his desperation to win over the liberal left. I strongly condemn the Governor’s unjust and undemocratic executive order, which undermines the law-abiding voters of New York State.”