New congressional map for New York signed into law

State Democrats drew up their own map after vetoing lines approved by the New York Independent Redistricting Commission.

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2024, 1:41 AM

Updated 45 days ago

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The two-year battle over congressional lines in New York finally came to an end this week.
State Democrats drew up their own map after vetoing lines approved by the New York Independent Redistricting Commission.
The new lines look similar to the ones used during the 2022 midterm election.
The 16th Congressional District swapped Wakefield for Co-op City, the 17th was mostly unchanged, the 18th kept all of Orange County, and the 19th became more competitive for Democrats.
Redistricting expert Jeffrey Wice, of the New York Census And Redistricting Institute, said now is the time to figure out how to avoid a repeat of this before the next census.
"Our job now is to look towards a better model for 2030, and that would involve having two separately elected legislatures pass a new amendment. And there's time if we start now to get that done before, let's say, 2028," he said.


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