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Democrats reject new Congressional maps

Feb 27, 2024 12:51 am

The Daily Freeman reports that on Feb. 26 Democrats in the New York Legislature rejected a congressional map drawn by the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission. Several courts and commissions have created congressional maps after the 2020 census, but courts and legislators continue to throw out those maps and start over. Now Democrats in the state Legislature will approve a new set of congressional lines, while Republicans are already threatening another legal challenge. Democrats complained that the commission’s map split up so-called communities of interest, but they also want to take back majority control of the House of Representatives, and New York's swing districts are considered necessary to win the legislative body. State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt said Democrats were “poised to create their own gerrymandered maps in another shameful power grab.” Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.