Shortly after midnight this morning, Jon Campbell reported in Gothamist on the current status of redistricting in New York: "Court finalizes new NY congressional, state Senate maps." The report begins:
A state judge finalized New York's congressional and state Senate district maps early Saturday, putting them in place for the next decade barring any further lawsuits.
Regarding changes to the congressional map made since Monday, when the maps drawn by Jonathan R. Cervas, the court-appointed special master, were first released, Campbell explained:
In his final maps, Cervas made several changes urged by politicians and members of the public, including reuniting the Bed-Stuy neighborhood in Brooklyn in the new 8th District, instead of splitting it between two. . . . Cervas also made changes on Long Island, creating a district largely based on the South Shore in Nassau County.
On the congressional map, Columbia County remains excised from the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region and part of a congressional district that includes much of the Southern Tier.
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