Republicans are starting to worry about redistricting in New York because it could result in the Republican party losing a lot of their power.
One change is that people in prisons will no longer be considered residents of the facilities they’re in. The process of redistricting could make it so the state Senate has only 63 members.
According to former Republican Rep. John Faso, a process was created and agreed upon for redistricting in 2014, and now that the time has come, the Democratic Party is already trying to change it.
He believes the intention of these changes is so the balance will be in favor of tipping toward the Democrats in the Legislature.
The bipartisan measure put into place would change the balance, making it so the minority party, or Republicans, will not have a say in redistricting.
All in all, Faso believes these changes will benefit those in power and keep them in power, instead of putting the people they serve first.
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