Williams wants ‘Unity Maps’ considered for redistricting

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New York City Public Advocate and candidate for Governor of New York, Jumaane Williams wants “Unity Maps” crafted by advocates to now be used, as New York State Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that Democratic leaders violated the State Constitution in redrawing new congressional and State Senate districts.

“This last-minute order from the New York State Court of Appeals, just weeks before voting begins, will, and already has created chaos and ultimately be a disservice to voters,” said Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants. “Splitting primaries will raise costs and lower voter turnout, undoing the reforms of years past and causing voters to become disillusioned and disengaged.

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