New lines, old debate


With help from Shawn Ness

The New York state Capitol in Albany.

The New York state Capitol is seen prior to Gov. Kathy Hochul delivering her State of the State address in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol on Jan. 10, 2023, in Albany, New York. | Hans Pennink/AP

For the seventh time in the past few years, New York mapmakers have released an official set of maps for the state’s 26 congressional districts.

And this one, which appears likely to receive a vote on Wednesday, just might wind up being the one that actually sticks: A GOP-backed lawsuit to challenge the new lines is not expected, two people familiar with the discussions said today.

The new map was released overnight by the Legislature’s Democratic majorities. It’s not dramatically different from the one released by the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission earlier this month, providing a significant boost to Democrats only in the Syracuse-area seat held by Republican Rep. Brandon Williams.

“It does leave a little bit of confusion as to why we voted down the first set

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