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NY Court of Appeals: state must redraw district maps.

New York’s highest court ruled on April 27 that Democratic leaders had violated the State Constitution when they took it upon themselves to draw new congressional and State Senate districts, and ordered that a court-appointed special master draft replacement lines for this year’s critical midterm elections, according to the New York Times. The ruling, which is not subject to appeal, was expected to delay the June 28 party primaries for the congressional and State Senate districts until August, to allow time for new maps to be drawn and for candidates to collect petitions to qualify for the ballot.

The ruling does only affects races in congressional districts and State Senate districts which were redrawn. Thanks to all who volunteered their time to carry petitions for the candidates. We’ll update when we know what additional petitioning might be required.