Before its work had even begun, the state legislative redistricting panel,known as LATFOR,was vilified by good government groups, Ed Koch and Gov. Cuomo. We were told that the process would be driven by incumbency protection and partisan politics. Common Cause threatened war if the redistricting plans protected white incumbents at the expense of minority groups.
It looks like the critics were half right. [Read the rest – Redistricting blues]
UPDATE: Late Friday, Albany federal district court Judge Gary Sharpe ruled that NY’s congressional primary elections be moved to June 26. The ruling does not affect state and local primary elections. (H/T to Azi Paybarah at Capital New York.)
Are you singing the redistricting blues, too? Comment as you see fit.