The State GOP is suing Governor Andrew Cuomo over the 27th Congressional District seat, which has been empty since late September when Chris Collins resigned.
The suit was filed by Chairman Nick Langworthy and two registered Republican voters on behalf of the roughly 750,000 people who live in the district, and are currently unrepresented.
The district includes portions of Monroe, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming, Niagara and Ontario counties.
The suit alleges Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to issue a Proclamation of Election to the New York State Board of Elections in order to fill the vacancy created after Collins’ resignation, resulting in no special election being held to fill the seat.
The suit claims the Governor’s failure to do so is a violation of civil rights.
Governor Cuomo previously said he’s likely to call for the special election on April 28, 2020, which would mean voters in New York’s 27th District would be unrepresented for almost seven months.