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Sun May 22, 2022, 07:40 AM

New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

Source: Reuters

May 21 (Reuters) - A New York judge approved a new congressional map that pits two veteran Democratic incumbents against one another and boosts Republican odds of capturing more seats in November's midterm elections, further endangering Democrats' fragile U.S. House majority.

Justice Patrick McAllister, a judge in rural Steuben County, signed off on the map just before midnight on Friday, weeks after New York's top court ruled that the redistricting plan passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature was unconstitutionally manipulated to benefit the party.

The Democratic map would likely have given the party control of 22 of the state's 26 congressional seats this fall, serving to counterbalance similarly partisan maps passed in Republican-dominated states such as Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Republicans need to flip only five seats in November to win a majority in the House, which would enable them to block much of President Joe Biden's agenda.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-judge-approves-congressional-map-throwing-democrats-into-disarray-2022-05-21/

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Reply New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray (Original post)
Polybius May 22 OP
jimfields33 May 22 #1
NJCher May 22 #2
Historic NY May 22 #3
dem4decades May 22 #4
ananda May 22 #7
LeftInTX May 22 #11
dem4decades May 22 #12
LenaBaby61 May 22 #13
Rebl2 May 22 #14
bucolic_frolic May 22 #5
FM123 May 22 #6
brooklynite May 23 #20
murielm99 May 22 #8
BWdem4life May 23 #21
Mz Pip May 22 #9
Rebl2 May 22 #15
former9thward May 22 #17
Rebl2 May 22 #18
cstanleytech May 22 #10
h2ebits May 22 #16
brooklynite May 23 #19
Polybius May 23 #22
cstanleytech May 23 #23
Polybius May 23 #24

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 07:42 AM

1. I mean 22 out of 26 maybe was a stretch, but to completely destroy the map

seems like over done the opposite way.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 07:43 AM

2. Wow, whatta' country

Minority rule.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 07:44 AM

3. Mahoney is running in the new district,

which encompasses much of his old district.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 08:06 AM

4. So the Democrats have to have "fair" maps and the Republicans don't? It's so fucking over.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Sun May 22, 2022, 09:51 AM

7. I know. It's SO unfair it's unreal!

!!!

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Sun May 22, 2022, 01:47 PM

11. I believe it was NY Democrats who made laws requiring fair maps in NY

It sucks
Good work
Coming back to bite us

We need more fair map laws in red states!

That's the problem

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #11)

Sun May 22, 2022, 02:45 PM

12. No wonder Republicans laugh at us, we cut our own throats.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #12)

Sun May 22, 2022, 03:21 PM

13. THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Sun May 22, 2022, 05:22 PM

14. Well

looks that way😖😖😖😖

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 08:21 AM

5. 2020 saw GOP ticket splitters, but how many will return in 2022?

Old time GOP Biden voters went down ballot for Republicans. This year?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 09:03 AM

6. Not just disarray, some discord too...

Last edited Sun May 22, 2022, 09:53 AM - Edit history (1)

According to HuffPost: The step was controversial because Jones presently represents New York’s 17th, which comprises suburban communities and small cities north of New York City.

Under the boundaries unveiled on Monday, Maloney would live in the 17th and Jones no longer would live in his district. But the new 17th consists mostly of communities currently held by Jones, not Maloney.

Jones cried foul, complaining that Maloney had failed to give him notice before announcing the decision.

“Sean Patrick Maloney did not even give me a heads up before he went on Twitter to make that announcement,” Jones told Politico. “And I think that tells you everything you need to know about Sean Patrick Maloney.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mondaire-jones-sean-patrick-maloney_n_62888d99e4b0933e7365b77f

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Response to FM123 (Reply #6)

Mon May 23, 2022, 01:56 AM

20. Jones is now running in the 10th, nowhere near his district.

His claim is that he’s gay and Lower Manhattan is the home of the LGBTQ rights movement. All well and good, but he won’t be successful if he doesn’t know the local issues.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 12:56 PM

8. Oh. The Democrats are in disarray.

What? Again?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #8)

Mon May 23, 2022, 02:02 AM

21. I know right?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 01:32 PM

9. Can this be appealed? n/t

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #9)

Sun May 22, 2022, 05:25 PM

15. Maybe

to the Supreme Court of NY? That is what was done in KS. Democrats lost though. I am guessing SC of KS is all Qrepublicans.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #15)

Sun May 22, 2022, 07:09 PM

17. This case came from the NY Court of Appeals

Which in NY is the equivalent of the Supreme Court in other states. They were the one's who threw out the Democratic map as being unconstitutional.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #17)

Sun May 22, 2022, 07:21 PM

18. Okay

Did not realize that.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2022, 01:41 PM

10. Is the map actually fair? If it is then I cannot oppose it

even if Republicans gain more seats. If it’s not though then the judge should be removed from office.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #10)

Sun May 22, 2022, 06:03 PM

16. I totally agree. . . .

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #10)

Mon May 23, 2022, 01:53 AM

19. I can oppose it...

As long as other States prefer to build political bias into their maps, I’m not in favor of unilaterally disarming.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #19)

Mon May 23, 2022, 04:38 AM

22. Voters passed an anti-gerrymander law here i n 2014

So you can't legally oppose it. Passing the law was a dumb idea.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #19)

Mon May 23, 2022, 10:52 AM

23. If we practice their own tactics how we are no better than them?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 03:22 PM

24. Ugh, just read this

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