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Upstate New York Legislators Propose Return to Prison-Based Gerrymandering

by Peter Wagner, March 19, 2011

Andrew Adams has a piece on OpEdNews questioning why two upstate members of the state Assembly are calling for a repeal of the law ending prison-based gerrymandering. Do these Assemblymembers really think it makes sense to claim thousands of disenfranchised African-American and Latino urban men as their “constituents” of their mostly white rural districts?

The article: Rural New York Legislators Propose Resurrecting Jim Crow

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