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Republicans now challenging State Senate districts in court too

Feb 09, 2022 1:45 pm

Nick Reisman reports for New York State of Politics that the Republicans suing to overturn New York's Congressional redistricting are expanding their lawsuit to include the lines for state Senate seats. “An amended petition has been submitted to the Steuben County Supreme Court in Harkenrider v. Hochul," said Misha Tseytlin and Republican former state Sen. George Winner, attorneys for the 14 plaintiffs in the redistricting lawsuit. "If accepted by the Court, the Amended Petition would add a challenge to the constitutionality of the state Senate districts, including those adopted under the law signed by Governor Hochul last week.” Republican opponents of the redistricting maps claim the district lines unfairly favor Democratic candidates, and many good-government organizations and redistricting experts agree. Decisions from the court should come quickly, as arguments are scheduled for Feb. 24 and petitioning for ballot access begins in March. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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