Utica NY paper calls on Sen Griffo & Assemblywoman Destito to oppose prison-based gerrymandering
The Utica New York Observer-Dispatch calls prison-based gerrymandering "absurd" and says their state senator and assemblywoman should support reform bills.
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:
- 1/2 of Rome ward’s residents are prisoners
Group says inmates should be excluded when drawing district boundaries, by Jennifer Fusco Feb 18, 2010
- State prisoners could become unlikely political prize Jan 28, 2010
- Our view: Don’t count prisoners as constituents, editorial, January 6, 2010
- Should prisoners count when drawing legislative districts? by Jennifer Fusco, Jan 2, 2010.