New York’s Independent Redistricting Commission must overcome hurdles as two congressional map proposals are shot down by state legislature. If the commission’s next proposal is rejected, the Democratic majority legislature will have to take redistricting into their own hands.
“With that comes the concern of gerrymandering and using [their power] for political advantage,” said Republican Assemblyman Philip Palmesano, according to WETM.
The petition process for the 2022 election cannot move forward unless a redistricting plan is approved, leaving some to speculate the primary election could be delayed as a result.
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