Beware Democratic Gerrymandering: The Last one Gave us Santos

By John Faso
Newsday Guest Essay

Democrats were stopped cold by the state Court of Appeals last year when they violated the state Constitution by enacting an extreme partisan gerrymander.
Despite being caught red-handed, Democrats are back in court contending that the maps ordered by the courts were only for 2022 and that the State Legislature should get another opportunity to redraw the lines. The true intent of Democrats is to politically tilt districts, giving their candidates a better chance to prevail in 2024.
Last year’s gerrymander wasn’t wrong merely on principle: They won’t admit it, but that Democratic redistricting scheme was a large factor in the election of George Santos to Congress.
Santos ran in 2020 in the 3rd Congressional District and lost by a substantial margin. He again declared his candidacy in 2022 in NY3 which was dramatically changed under the redistricting plan advanced by Democrats.

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