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Utica NY paper calls on Sen Griffo & Assemblywoman Destito to oppose prison-based gerrymandering

by Peter Wagner, February 26, 2010

The Utica New York Observer-Dispatch, is calling for their state senator and assemblywoman to support S6725/A9834 which would eliminate prison-based gerrymandering in state, county and municipal governments in the state. The paper calls prison-based gerrymandering “absurd” and “wrong”.

Read the editorial: Our view: Don’t count prisoners with voters. Redraw districts following 2010 Census to reflect true constituency published on Feb 26, 2010.

Or their previous coverage:

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