Several factors have favored Democrats in this year’s New York zoning. The 2020 Census noted population growth in areas around New York City and declines in rural areas north and west of New York, which tend to lean Republican. And this is the first redistricting cycle in decades, in which Democrats enjoy full majority power in Albany, and with it the ability to draw lines as they see fit.
How the US regional redistricting works
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, chairman of the campaign branch of the House Democrats in Washington, pushed his counterparts in Albany to take on a more aggressive campaign, outlining a vision for the the state congressional district that would have created 23 Democratic seats.
But the leaders of the state congress and the state senate appear to have opted for a somewhat more conservative approach, concentrating more Democratic voters in fewer seats rather than spreading them out and risking widespread losses. in a potential wave of Republicans.
However, the map heralds abundant money-making opportunities for Democrats in Congress.
On Long Island, where two parties each control two counties, the proposal would give Democrats a good chance of winning a third by expanding the right-wing First District westward into pro-friendly territory. better. The chair is held by Lee Zeldin, a Republican who is running for governor with his head bowed.
In New York City, the new 11th District, held by Malliotakis, will remain geographically centered on Staten Island, but extend further north into left-leaning portions of Brooklyn, including Parks Sunset and Park Slope. The new district will be harder to win for a Republican and could pave the way for the return of Max Rose, a Democrat who held the seat from 2019 to 2020.
And in upstate New York, Democrats are poised to completely collapse a Republican district and shift another swing seat around Syracuse in their favor by adding more party territory. Democracy. The changes keep Representative Elise Stefanik, a Republican in the 3rd House who represents much of the North Country, safe, but could force Representative Claudia Tenney, a Republican. in a neighboring county, having to retire or face the possibility of failure.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/30/nyregion/new-york-redistricting-congressional-map.html NY Democrats can win 3 house seats under proposed county line