NYS redistricting sucks. So what’s new?

Manhattan Democratic District Leader Curis Arluck on the new redistricting lines drawn by the state legislature: “The primary fault for this [the gerrymandered lines] lies with the State Senate Republicans, who devised this monstrosity, but considerable blame must also be given to our Governor and various good government groups, who bombarded us with sanctimonious claptrap about “independent” redistricting commissions—not a very popular concept in our area, which has no local City Council representation under just such an arrangement—and abdicated their role in taking the original lines and demanding they be improved. Redistricting is a practical process, not a gesture in breast beating and pontification.”

March2012-2.pdf (application/pdf Object).

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