Bloomberg Government
March 31, 2022, 10:52 PMUpdated: April 1, 2022, 12:32 AM

N.Y. Democrats’ Redistricting Maps Ruled Unconstitutional (2)

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York lawmakers must redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts after a state Supreme Court justice agreed with Republicans that the maps are unconstitutional.

The decision by Justice Patrick F. McAllister was a setback for Democrats, who had cheered the partisan tilt of New York’s map as a way to offset GOP-favoring gerrymanders in other states.

The congressional map that was thrown out would have built Democratic Party advantages into as many as 22 of the 26 new districts.

Every change matters because control of the U.S. House of Representatives — and authority over President Joe Biden’s ...