All the ‘gloom and doom’ about Republicans‘rolling’ Democrats thru commanding the redistricting process-on their own is actually not the case….
The fight isn’t over, but House Democrats’ campaign chief believes his party has at least avoided a redistricting doomsday that would’ve automatically handed the GOP the keys next January.
Republicans still hold an indisputable advantage going into the midterms. But Democrats have seized this year’s redistricting battle with an unexpected ruthlessness, carving out more blue territory than most had expected even just a few months ago, and netting key wins in the courts. That includes New York’s new map this week, in which Democrats could pick up as many as three seats even as the state loses one overall…..
Cook Political Report: “The biggest redistricting weapon of 2022 has always been the Empire State, and Democrats are poised to finally use it. On Sunday, New York Democrats unveiled a gerrymander that could expand their lead in the delegation from 19D-8R to 22D-4R — the largest single-state shift in the country.”
“Gov. Kathy Hochul has already said she supports using the redistricting process to give her party more seats.”