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New York Must Move Primary Date After Court Tosses Remap (2)

April 27, 2022, 6:17 PMUpdated: April 27, 2022, 9:10 PM

New York’s highest court threw out the Democratic Party-favoring congressional lines on Wednesday and ordered a lower court, with expert assistance, to redraw them.

The Court of Appeals agreed with lower courts that found Democrats violated the state Constitution’s ban on partisan gerrymandering, and failed to follow the proper redistricting procedure. The court also threw out the state Senate maps.

“As a result, judicial oversight is required to facilitate the expeditious creation of constitutionally conforming maps for use in the 2022 election and to safeguard the constitutionally protected right of New Yorkers to a fair election,” Chief Judge Janet DiFiore ...