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New York Redistricting

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Increasingly, the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative boundaries to achieve the “one person, one vote” goal has been marked by partisan maneuvering, lack of civility, and litigious strategies. This paper provides an overview of redistricting procedures, discusses lessons learned from the post-2010 decennial census round of redistricting, and offers recommendations for improving cooperation between the political parties during the post-2020 Census redistricting cycle. It offers pathways for promoting fair and equitable political representation.