The State Democrats went overboard in trying to ace out Republicans….
That didn’t happen….
The judges order to redraw the House districts is out and Democrats are NOT happy with the first draft which has even established House members pitted against each other….
(The guys doing the restricting are white guys from Upstate NY)
The Special Master doing the reset seems to be spanking the Democrats, eh?
The newly redrawn New York congressional map didn’t just erase the political advantage the party hoped to gain through gerrymandering before state courts stepped in to stop them. It also set New York’s Democratic incumbents against each other in a zero-sum game of survival — which will soon see some of them brawling in primaries and left others pleading with the court-appointed map-drawer to change course….
Democrats are working feverishly to influence the draft map before it is finalized on Friday, with lawmakers and local activists lodging their formal complaints in a 48-hour public comment period. A special master was tasked with redrawing the state’s 26 congressional districts after a court tossed out a map drawn by the Democratic Legislature as an illegal partisan gerrymander.
The special master’s proposal released early Monday afternoon roiled the Democratic caucus. Multiple Democrats called it an affront to established communities of interest, particularly diverse communities in New York City. House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries released a digital ad slamming the map.
“The draft map released by a Judicial Overseer in Steuben County and unelected, out-of-town Special Master, both of whom happen to be white men, is part of a vicious national pattern targeting districts represented by members of the Congressional Black Caucus,” he said in a statement Monday.
It’s unclear how much will change before the final map is released….