A lawsuit filed in federal court by a Staten Island attorney seeks to compel Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call a special election in the 11th congressional district.

The suit, filed by Ronald Castorina, a New York City Board of Elections commissioner, would force Cuomo to call the special election in the district vacated by disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm.

“No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which we live,” Castorina said in a statement. “The Governor has failed to perform his duty under the Constitution  of calling for this election and I intend to convince the Court to compel him as soon as possible, so that the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn won’t be disenfranchised.”

Castorina’s suit is being filed in an individual capacity, not in his official role as an elections commissioner.

One of the plaintiffs includes Frank Morano, a radio producer and political activist who is close with billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis.

Republicans are backing Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan to run in the special election.

Democrats are yet to settle on a candidate, but names floated include former Rep. Mike McMahon (who may also be interested in Donovan’s job) and Assemblyman Michael Cusick.

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