Same Republican tricks

 

The Timesunion.com editorial calls Senate Republicans out for betraying their promise to voters for an independent redistricting process.

Now here’s a map for you, New York. It’s the entire state, 54,556 square miles in all, every one of them ripe for exploitation by state Senate Republicans who will do seemingly anything to maintain their tiny majority.

First they betrayed all those voters to whom they promised, just 14 months ago, that the district boundaries for the 62 Senate seats up for grabs in this fall’s elections would be drawn by an independent commission.

The GOP senators themselves will take care of that, they now say. And they also very well might create a 63rd Senate seat, it seems, as a further precaution against losing control to the Democrats.

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Publication date: 
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 00:00