Statement From Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt On Democrats Latest Partisan Gerrymandering Attempt

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Instead of voting to approve fair maps approved by a bipartisan 9-1 vote of the Independent Redistricting Commission, Albany Democrats are once again poised to create their own gerrymandered maps in another shameful power grab.

Since the creation of the IRC, Democrats have continually circumvented the will of New Yorkers and attempted to rig the system to benefit themselves. When their last gerrymander was struck down, they stacked the Court of Appeals in an attempt to get a different result. 

It is once again painfully obvious that Albany Democrats don’t care about the millions of New Yorkers who demanded a fair and transparent redistricting process - they only care about their own political self-interests.

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