“Jersey Democrats cancel vote on controversial redistricting plan”


Inundated with fierce opposition from across the political spectrum, Democrats who lead the New Jersey Legislature have abruptly shelved a controversial redistricting plan that critics say could bolster their power for decades.

Democratic leaders had scheduled a vote for Monday, the final legislative session of the year, at the Statehouse in Trenton.

But staring down the possibility the plan might not pass in the face of broad backlash, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced Saturday night they canceled the vote.

That makes it unlikely the proposed constitutional amendment will be placed before voters next year — at least in its current form.


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And a dissenting tweet thread from Mike McDonald:





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