Court of Appeals Throws Out New State Election Maps

The state's highest court has thrown out new Congressional and Legislative district maps drawn by majority Democrats, calling them unconstitutional.

In a 78-page decision, the Court of Appeals upheld lower court rulings, which found the new maps to be gerrymandered and ordered new ones to be drawn up.

Yesterday, seven judges on the Court of Appeals heard arguments after a lower court rejected the maps that favor the Democratic party.

Judges have criticized the mapmaking process.

Representatives for Governor Hochul and Democrats tried to argue that Republicans can not prove the new maps violate rules on gerrymandering.

A couple of lower courts previously ruled the maps violate the state's constitutional ban on partisan redistricting.

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