New District Lines Likely To Be Drawn Behind Closed Doors

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The latest hope of overhauling New York politics by creating more competitive elections rests with closed-door horse trading this week by the Legislature's powerful leaders and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
 
Election district lines drawn by the majority parties of the Senate and Assembly are expected to be voted on by Wednesday.
 
All had promised in the 2010 elections that it wouldn't come down to this.
 
They pledged - most of them in writing - to create an independent panel to redraw election districts, a move that would end the traditional purpose of cementing the majority parties' power for another 10 years.
 
But they abandoned the pledge shortly after the majorities took office in January 2011.

- reported by The Associated Press

Monday, July 28, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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