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Reeher Speaks with WRVO About Proposed Redistricting Plan in NY

February 2, 2022


Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

On Sunday, New York Democrats proposed a redesign of the state’s congressional map that would be one of the most consequential in the nation, and some congressional lawmakers are already making announcements based on the plan. The current 24th district, represented by Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus), would be redrawn to become the 22nd district and will include the heavily blue cities of Syracuse and Ithaca. With Katko’s decision to retire at the end of the year, Professor Grant Reeher says the new district could be up for grabs for a moderate democrat. "A Republican on the far right who's denying the legitimacy of the 2020 election, for example, is not going to win over a lot of independents,” says Reeher. “Without them, you've got no chance, and particularly in the way that district is drawn now." Read more in the WRVO article, "What’s next for new redistricting maps?"

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