Dems Could Gain 3 House Seats Under Proposed NY Redistricting Plan: ‘Brazen Attempt’ At ‘Rigging’

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New York Democrats have proposed a new redistricting map that could give them several U.S. House seats.

As noted by the New York Times, New York Democrats’ partisan redesign of the state’s congressional map would give them “an advantage in 22 of the state’s 26 House districts in this fall’s midterm election.”

The newly unveiled plan has sparked outrage from conservatives, who are calling it an “egregiously biased map” that is a “brazen and outrageous attempt at rigging the election to keep Nancy Pelosi as speaker.”

According to analysis at FiveThirtyEight, the map “severely” tilts the “playing field toward Democrats”:

The proposed map has an efficiency gap of D+9, but that understates how severely it would tilt the playing field toward Democrats. The proposed map creates 20 Democratic-leaning seats and only four Republican-leaning seats and two highly competitive seats (both of which tilt toward Democrats themselves).

This is an increase of three Democratic-leaning seats, a decrease of three Republican-leaning seats, and a decrease of one highly competitive seat from the old map.

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