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NYSIRC fails to reach consensus, redistricting falls on Democrats

New York State’s Independent Redistricting Commission (NYSIRC) is calling it quits after failing to submit a second map to lawmakers. Now, the task of redistricting falls on the state’s Democratic legislative majority.

This news is concerning for some lawmakers who are worried about the potential for Gerrymandering, according to WETM. The term is used to describe drawing maps in order to maintain party power.

The final map will likely be sent to Governor Kathy Hochul by early February. She will have to approve the map before the upcoming primary in Spring 2022.