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.