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Connections: How redistricting will impact New York State

Apr 30, 2021

New Yorkers are losing a congressional seat. The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that New York State fell 89 residents short of the threshold necessary for keeping its full allotment of House Representatives. As a result, the map will be redrawn... and the bizarre "earmuff district" could make a comeback. New York districts have long been oddly shaped, designed to favor one political party or another. The mechanisms designed to make the process transparent and equitable don't always do the job.

We discuss how redistricting will impact the state, and what comes next. Our guests: