New York courts on Monday released a draft map of redrawn congressional districts in the state that would make it harder for Democrats to compete in November’s midterm elections and pits some of them against each other.
The map (pdf) was drawn by a scholar on apportionment, Jonathan Cervas, who was appointed by Judge Patrick McAllister. It is not expected to be approved until Friday, if indeed it is.
An initial map adopted by the Democrat-controlled Legislature and approved in late January would have given Democrats an advantage in 22 of the state’s 26 congressional districts. That map was invalidated by the New York Court of Appeals, which ruled it as “unconstitutionally gerrymandered” last month.


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