Acting New York Supreme Court Justice Patrick McAllister approved the Special Master’s Congressional redistricting map late Friday night, thereby increasing the number of competitive districts in the state to eight.
The court’s ruling Friday comes after Republicans challenged the Democratic-drawn map based on the 2020 U.S. Census that reduces the number of districts in the state from 27 to 26.
In an April decision, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that the map submitted by the Democratic majority in the state legislature was “unconstitutional” and represented gerrymandering to make it easier for that party to win and remanded the case back to a lower court, CNN reported at the time.
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