A state judge on Friday night prematurely completed new state congressional cards, starting a fight between lawmakers and congressional candidates to find out in which constituencies – or in which constituencies to run.

State Judge Patrick McAllister released the new cards just before midnight on Saturday. It came after a chaotic week in New York politics after Jonathan Service, a special foreman appointed by the court, published a draft map that was less favorable to Democrats than one drawn up by the Democrat-controlled legislature. The state Supreme Court appointed Cervis after throwing out those cards earlier this year.

The service made some changes to the final maps released late Friday, but the new map still has only 15 Safe Democratic Districts, three Safe Republican Districts and eight Competitive Districts. The current delegation to the New York Congress has 19 Democrats and eight Republicans, and the state is losing ground due to population losses as a result of the 2020 census.

“This map creates eight competing constituencies in which either side has a reasonable chance of winning, and three constituencies in which Republicans are likely to win,” McAllister wrote.

Although the ordinance sets out some issues with the new maps, the new map still leaves the new 12th District in Manhattan in place, leading longtime Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney to fight each other. . Nadler, a powerful Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted on Saturday that he will run in this new district.

A potentially unpleasant situation is brewing in New York’s 17th arrondissement, which is currently represented by a Monder Jones representative. MP Sean Patrick Maloney, chairman of the Democratic Congress’ election campaign committee, a branch of the House of Representatives Democrats, lives in the current 18th constituency, but on the new map he lived in the 17th constituency. He was quick to announce that he would run in the 17th, saying it was not only his home but also “many of the Hudson Valley communities that I currently represent”. But Jones told Politico that Maloney “didn’t even warn me before he went on Twitter to make this announcement.”

On Saturday, Jones tweeted that he would run in the newly created 10th constituency, which runs through Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The announcement sets up a major battle with former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said Friday he would run for office.

Nicole Kilion contributed to this report.


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