Press Release

Statement from Hochul Campaign Manager Brian Lenzmeier in Response to Criminal Complaint Filed Against Lee Zeldin

Published: August 5, 2022

NEW YORK – In response to New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie filing a criminal complaint against Lee Zeldin over allegations of election fraud, Hochul campaign manager Brian Lenzmeier released the following statement:

“After leading efforts to throw out the 2020 presidential election results over baseless conspiracy theories, Lee Zeldin is now implicated in an actual case of alleged election fraud, and this time it’s real. New Yorkers deserve to know how more than 11,000 photocopied petition signatures were submitted on behalf of Zeldin’s campaign and who oversaw the process.

“We know the facts — thousands of invalid ballot signatures were submitted to get Zeldin on the Independence Party line. This is a serious offense that could result in multiple charges, including felonies. Lee Zeldin owes it to the voters to come clean about what happened.”