The New York State Court of Appeals has ordered the state to draw new congressional maps before the 2024 election, which should net Democrats more House seats.
Dave Wasserman of The Cook Political Report tweeted:
NEW: in a big win for Democrats, New York’s top court has ordered a new congressional map, which could ultimately allow Dems to draw a new gerrymander in time for 2024. Huge deal for House control. https://t.co/hPOBhkczro
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) December 12, 2023
Democrats were bogged down by infighting in 2022, and ended up with a court imposed map that likely resulted in Republicans taking over the House majority. The expectation is that Democrats will be less aggressive with their redrawing of the map in 2024, but the new map should still net them House seats.
This is great news for those who want to see the Republican House majority kicked to the curb. It is very possible that Democrats will be in a position to take back the House before a single vote is cast in 2024.
The Democratic bungling of New York in 2022 cost them four House seats. If Democrats get it right in 2024, they could be well on the way to taking back the House.
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