New York Court Orders Redrawing of Congressional Maps, Democrats to Reshape Districts Ahead of 2024 Election

By a narrow 4-3 vote, the court has mandated that the map-making process be restarted, with the Democratic-controlled state legislator now responsible for shaping the 26 congressional districts.

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FILE - Member meet inside the New York state Assembly Chamber on the opening day of the 2021 legislative session at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. New York's highest court has ordered the state to draw new congressional districts ahead of the 2024 elections. The decision from the New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, could give Democrats a advantage in what is expected to be a battleground for control of the U.S. House. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
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In a significant victory for Democrats, New York’s highest court has ordered the state to redraw its congressional maps ahead of the crucial 2024 election.

By a narrow 4-3 vote, the court has mandated that the map-making process be restarted, with the Democratic-controlled state legislator now responsible for shaping the 26 congressional districts.

The decision overturns the previously drawn map, which resulted in Republicans flipping four seats and gaining a majority in the House in 2022.

It is expected that the New York Republicans will challenge this ruling. The battle over the state’s congressional maps dates back to a constitutional amendment approved by voters.​


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