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New York Court Expert Proposes More Republican-Friendly Map (2)

May 16, 2022, 4:01 PMUpdated: May 16, 2022, 10:13 PM

New York Democrats would have the upper hand in just 16 congressional districts and Republicans would have a strong opportunity to win three or more seats under the map recommended Monday by the state’s court-appointed special master.

The draft map released by Special Master Jonathan Cervas is the foundation for replacing a congressional district plan that was struck down as unconstitutional gerrymandering. If adopted by the state Supreme Court in Steuben County, it would improve GOP prospects for winning a U.S. House majority this fall and for the rest of the decade.

The court can either accept the recommendation ...