New York Democrats Found Guilty of Attempting to Illegally Gerrymander Congressional Maps

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A mid-level appeals court ruled New York Democrats are guilty of drawing illegal congressional district maps favoring their own party.

The five-judge panel wrote that Democrats unconstitutionally drew up congressional districts “to discourage competition or for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring incumbents or other particular candidates or political parties.” Two of the judges dissented.

Fox News reports:

The judges said that Democratic lawmakers drafted the 2022 congressional redistricting map “without any Republican input, and the map was adopted by the legislature without a single Republican vote n favor of it.”

A group of Republican voters had argued that the maps amounted to gerrymandering and filed a lawsuit in state court asking to have the maps to be tossed out and to delay the June congressional primaries until late August. They say this would give the state enough time to draw up new maps.

Democrats’ attorneys said the maps are more than fair to Republicans, who lost their decadeslong control of the state Senate in 2018 but have won some swing districts. Democrats say the new maps protect minority voting rights and reflect population loss in upstate communities once considered Republican strongholds.

Democrats also said there isn’t enough time to change the maps for 2022 races, and urged the judges should toss the lawsuit.

A lower-court judge declared last month that New York’s new maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered, and said the legislative maps should also be tossed because lawmakers exceeded their authority when they passed them.

Gov. Kathy Hochul and attorneys for the state Senate appealed the lower-court ruling and said the judge was wrongly limiting the Legislature’s power.

On Wednesday, a panel of five mid-level appellate judges began hearing arguments. The case will now be heard by New York’s top court where oral arguments could be as early as next week.

The decision will have major implications for Democrats going into the June 28 primary ahead of the midterm elections in November.



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Allen
Allen
2 months ago

Holy excrement, Democrats cheating? Can’t be. They are so honorable, just ask Hunter Biden. </sarcasm>

domaho
domaho
2 months ago

no wonder the rats and cockroaches multiply in such warp speed due to their chewing the legal regulation to pieces. the only way demorats win is by lying and cheating, especially in NYC and all over this once honest election system.

Obsolete can I have a touch with the American peop

Don’t worry the democrats are infiltrating state ELECTION board’s with there hand picked Cronies? The liberal socialist Democratic Party leadership has created the perfect way for rigging elections. Since they gotten away with it they are brazenly attempting to rig the midterm elections.
HERE ARE THE NEW LINKS FOR VOTER FRAUD! (1) allowing NONE CITIZENS an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS the right to vote & allowing FELONS that have lost their rights to vote!
(2) PLAY THE RACE CARD TO PREVENT VOTER ID WHICH IS THE BIGGEST CROCK OF SHIT EVER HEARD! DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS HOODWINKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SO THOSE IDIOTS WHO BELIEVE THEIR BOLD FACE LIES! TO YOU DIE HARD DUMOCATICS YOU CAN’T GO OR DO ANYTHING WITHOUT ID?
(3) THIS COUNTRY CAN’T AFFORD THE COST OF THE OBSESSION AND DELUSIONS FROM A POLITICAL PARTY THAT BECAME Obsolete can I have a touch with the American people

Ed D.
Ed D.
2 months ago

Leave it to democommies to say it is all about being fair to minorities.

mark
2 months ago

Ban the Dem/Commie party

nob
nob
2 months ago
Reply to  mark

that’s the ONLY way!! it’s time to defend this country, take it back, and give it back to the people.

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Dirty rotten cheaters,like usual. The dumbocraps are the enemy of the people.

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
2 months ago

These New York democrats must be very lacking in information if they didn’t know that
they couldn’t get away with attempting to illegally gerrymander congressional maps!! Too bad for them that they didn’t think to check up on the possibility of what they wanted to do!

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
2 months ago

It’s well that these reps were caught out attempting to gerrymander these congressional maps! One would think that they would check out the possibility of doing so!

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
2 months ago

demoCRAPs are VERMIN, pure and simple, and our opportunity to FUMIGATE the roaches comes in November 2022, get er done America!

Donna Calandra
2 months ago

Cheating is the only way they can win – welcome to the demOrats world

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