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Congressional redistricting map likely to be approved.

The multiyear battle to draw New York’s 26 congressional boundaries for the remainder of the decade may have concluded Wednesday afternoon, with Democrats positioning themselves to pick up at least one additional seat in the House. Democrats, who control both houses of the state Legislature with supermajorities, had rejected the maps proposed by a bipartisan commission approved by voters and instead adopted their own congressional boundaries, an outcome that drew support from a handful of Republicans. The boundaries were unveiled early Tuesday morning and ushered through the Legislature expeditiously after Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a rare “message of necessity” to allow for the vote to occur on Wednesday rather than be subjected to a three-day waiting period. From the Times-Union (paywall-free link).