“New York Redistricting Case Could Help Sway Control of Congress”


New York’s highest court is set to weigh in on a new set of congressional maps in the state, a ruling that analysts say could position Democrats to pick up as many as five U.S. House districts in the closely held chamber.

New York Republicans on Tuesday appealed the most recent ruling in a Democratic lawsuit that seeks to throw out district lines that were in place for last year’s elections and helped the GOP pick up a net three seats in the deep blue Empire State. Democrats said those maps, drawn under judicial supervision, were only meant to be in place for 2022. If the state’s high court—the New York State Court of Appeals—agrees, political analysts say it would make it harder for the GOP to keep its already narrow majority.

More on the appeal from Forbes.

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