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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:52 PM

New York Will Soon Lose 1 House Seat. The G.O.P. Might Lose 5.



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Democratic lawmakers are preparing to brush aside proposed changes to New York’s political map and use their supermajorities in Albany to draw new districts that might eliminate as many as five Republican-held House seats.
The State Legislature has broad leeway to disregard a bipartisan panel’s maps and create its own district boundaries.
New York Will Soon Lose 1 House Seat. The G.O.P. Might Lose 5.
A new bipartisan commission is drawing up district lines, but New York Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork to take over the redistricting process.
nytimes.com
12:10 PM · Sep 14, 2021


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/nyregion/congress-redistricting-ny.html

Seven years ago, New Yorkers voted decisively to empower a new bipartisan commission to do what self-interested politicians could not: draw new congressional district lines that were not gerrymandered to favor a particular party.

But as the panel prepares to unveil its proposed maps for the first time on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers in New York and Washington are already laying the groundwork to cast them aside — plotting to use their supermajorities in Albany to draw new district boundaries for the next decade that might eliminate as many as five Republican-held seats.

The end result could drive one of the most consequential shifts in power in the country this redistricting cycle, the first since New York voters approved a 2014 ballot measure to curb gerrymandering.

Under the most aggressive scenarios, Democrats could emerge from 2022’s midterm elections with control of as many as 23 of New York’s 26 House seats in an all-out effort to prop up their chances of retaining control of Congress. For the first redistricting cycle in decades, Democrats control the Legislature and governor’s office, giving them the freedom to reshape districts without having to compromise with Republicans, who long held a lock on the State Senate.

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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:55 PM

1. Good.

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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:13 PM

2. Now, that's how you do it

Gerrymander the Republicans out of existence like they tried to do to us.

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