Saturday, April 22, 2006

Group pushes for redrawn districts


Time for non-partisan redistricting in New York?


By The Associated PressFriday, April 21, 2006
ALBANY - Legislative districts in New York drawn by lawmakers in the majority parties of the Senate and Assembly to protect incumbents are denying fair representation, according to government watchdog groups.The advocates on Thursday called for an independent commission to shape Senate and Assembly districts before the district lines are redrawn after the 2010 Census.“With this rigged system, lawmakers are choosing their voters rather than voters choosing their lawmakers,” said Rachel Leon of Common Cause.....

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