ECBAWM Files Suit on Behalf of Minor Political Parties Challenging New York State Election Law

  • September 14, 2010

ECBAWM filed suit on behalf of the New York State Conservative Party, along with co-counsel the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law representing the Working Families Party, challenging the constitutionality of how New York counts so-called “double votes,” which occur when a person votes for a candidate on more than one party line. State law presently requires that double votes be counted only for the major party (almost invariably the Republicans or the Democrats) and not for the minor party.

“Before Vote, City Officials Fretted About New System,” New York Times