New lawsuit seeks reinstatement of NY congressional maps
A sign welcomes motorists to New York, on the border with Connecticut, near Rye Brook, N.Y., Sunday, March 29, 2020. On Saturday, after saying he was weighing the idea of a mandatory quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, President Donald Trump tweeted that instead he'd issue advisory urging people in those states to avoid any nonessential travel for two weeks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Posted at 10:29 AM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 10:29:44-04
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of New York voters has asked a federal court to reinstate Congressional district maps tossed out by state judges last week.
The lawsuit argued that even if those maps unconstitutionally favored Democrats, it is too late to draft new ones. The plaintiffs pointed to a federal court order from 10 years ago that set New York’s congressional primaries on the fourth Tuesday in June. They say a state judge who ordered the state’s congressional and state Senate primaries delayed until August didn't have the power to do so.
Republicans say the lawsuit is a desperate attempt by Democrats "to preserve their unconstitutional gerrymander.”
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