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New York State Dems Pass More Favorable Congressional Map Ahead Of November

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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New York’s Democratic-controlled state legislature passed a new congressional map on Wednesday after voting down another proposal that was less favorable.

Both chambers rejected the New York Independent Redistricting Commission’s (IRC’s) plan on Monday, which only gave Democrats one pickup opportunity in November. The state Democrats’ slightly altered new plan, which is headed to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk for her likely signing, would make two districts more left-leaning while leaving the remaining districts largely untouched.

“This is a much fairer map for the people of the state of New York,”...

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