On Monday, the court-appointed special master tasked with creating NYC Congressional Map and state Senate maps unveiled a first draught of the state’s new congressional borders.
Jonathan Cervas (special master) of Carnegie Mellon University drew lines for the state’s 26 Senate seats, with Fifteen leaning Democratic, 3 leaning Republican, and eight lying in the 45-55 percent competitive area. The revised maps divide 15 counties, compared to the 34 county splits in the Legislature’s plan. The state’s top court ruled out the plan on April 27 for unlawful gerrymandering. Each NYC Congressional Map district was designed to have from 776,970 to 776,972 people.
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The 22nd District in Central New York has the most significant revisions from the boundaries prepared by state Democratic lawmakers in February. In the special master’s maps, the district, which Democrats had planned to include the city of Syracuse and Ithaca, now covers all of Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida counties. The 19th District stretches from Columbia County through Broome County and Cortland County, with a heavy Hudson Valley focus. U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado presently represents that area, but he is set to leave and be ushered in as the state’s next lieutenant governor later this month.
The 21st NYC Congressional Map District includes all of Montgomery and Schoharie counties, as well as northern Saratoga County, and is presently held by Republican representative Elise Stefanik. Except for the Greater Rochester region, the 24th District mostly covers Lake Ontario coastal lands from far eastern Erie County to Jefferson County. The new plan incorporates more Democratic Brooklyn communities into the 11th NYC Congressional Map District, which is represented by Republican U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, and establishes a distinct district in lower Manhattan that stretches into Brooklyn, insuring Jerry Nadler’s re-election.