Onondaga County district maps headed to court unless McMahon vetoes, lawmaker vows – Syracuse.com

Dustin Czarny, the county’s Democratic elections commissioner and a member of the redistricting commission, said the division of towns like DeWitt and Geddes into multiple districts is a problem. That’s especially true in light of state legislation adopted this year emphasizing that districts should not “unjustly divide communities of interest.

Too many of the new maps tie together disparate communities with little in common, Czarny said. In two districts, for example, parts of Syracuse are linked with parts of DeWitt, “reducing the opportunity for minority representation and needlessly dividing both City and Dewitt communities,’’ Czarny wrote in comments asking McMahon to veto the maps.


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