Monday, April 4, 2022

Judge's Stay On Ruling Rejecting NY's Redistricting Maps

A Temporary Stay has been granted on a New York Judge's Ruling, Rejected the State Legislature's New Maps, of the NY's U.S. House of Representatives Districts, as well as those in the NY Senate and Assembly.

As a result of the Interim Order, from NY Appellate Division Justice Stephen K. Lindley, the normal process of Campaigning for Primary Elections, scheduled for June 28th, will move forward for now.

Steuben County Court Judge Patrick McAllister's 18-page Ruling, last week, ordered State Lawmakers to Redraw Maps with "sufficient bipartisan support" by April 11th or have a Neutral Party draw the Lines.

Part of New York Redistricting Ruling called 'unusual' by Constitutional Scholar.

Democrats, who controlled the Process this year, after the Independent Redistricting Commission Failed to Produce Redistricting Maps in time, have argued the Districts they drew are Fair and Reflect the Democratic Domination of the State's Electorate.

Democrats hold Supermajorities in both Chambers of the NY Legislature, enabling them to Control the Process, after the Commission didn't come through.

A Republican-backed Lawsuit challenged the Legislative-drawn Lines under a Constitutional Amendment that is meant to bar Partisan Gerrymandering.

McAllisters's Decision, if Upheld on Appeal, would Change the Election Schedule potentially moving Primaries from June to late August.

According to the State Board of Elections, Petitions from Candidates for Congress and the Legislature, are still due this week.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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