New York could face redistricting deja vu after court hands massive legal win to Dems: expert

New York’s highest court handed Democrats a massive win ahead of the 2024 election cycle, ordering a state commission to redraw congressional district lines as the party tries to regain seats lost during 2022’s elections.

The New York’s Court of Appeals’ decision last week ordered the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission [IRC] to submit congressional maps to the state Legislature by Feb. 28. However, the state could land in a similar messy redistricting situation as 2022, according to New York-based Republican election attorney Joseph Burns.

“If you go back to 2022, those maps were challenged, the state Senate and congressional maps were thrown out, then you had the special master drawing the Senate and congressional districts. Well, what that resulted in was two separate primary elections. One that was set by the judge for the Senate and Congress in August, and then the one for every other office … in June,” Burns said.

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