The New York Young Republican Club is proud to announce that President Gavin M. Wax won his case to overturn an unconstitutional State Assembly map. This map was created and endorsed by Assembly Democrats and a subset of the super-minority of Assembly Republicans, who foisted it on the citizens of New York for the next decade. The Appellate Division issued a landmark decision today declaring the New York State Assembly lines to be unconstitutional.
“The people of New York voted to have non-partisan lines drawn so that politicians could not gerrymander their districts to maintain their own power,” said Aaron Foldenauer, the Election Attorney representing Mr. Wax. “Today, the Court vindicated the rights of New Yorkers to have free and fair elections.”
Mr. Wax’s victory would not have been possible without support from the New York Young Republican Club and the donors who supported his effort to defend Democracy in New York.
“Based on today’s decision by the Appellate Division, New Yorkers will not be subjected to ten years of unconstitutional representation,” said Gavin Wax, the President of the New York Young Republican Club, one of the lead plaintiffs in the suit.
Pursuant to the decision, the litigation will be remanded to the trial court to determine how and when the Assembly map will be redrawn.
However, the fight does not stop here.
Due to time constraints, the Appellate Division upheld the unconstitutional maps for use in 2022. Mr. Wax will appeal this decision and needs your support to ensure constitutional representation for New Yorkers as soon as possible. This may be achieved through a delay in the 2022 primaries or through a special election to be held in 2023.
“Today is a historic day for justice in New York State,” said Gavin Wax. “This is a true David versus Goliath victory. We went up against the Albany swamp, and we won.”