UPDATE: Redistricting blues – NYPOST.com


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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.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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