Westchester GOP rails against redistricting plan
The Democratic-controlled Westchester County Board approved a plan to redraw district lines last night, but Republican lawmakers are indicating the fight may not be over yet.
Westchester Republicans are accusing their Democratic counterparts of skewing the maps to preserve their supermajority, and claim they were excluded from the process.
The board voted 12-5 along party lines to approve the controversial voting maps.
The Westchester League of Women Voters, which was supposed to aid in the highly politicized redistricting process, is now distancing itself from the plan, calling it "messy" and questionable.
It's now up to County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) to approve or veto the new district lines, and he's expected to make a decision by next week. The Democratic supermajority holds the power to override a veto. WC board votes along party lines to pass redistricting