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Upstate New York Legislators Propose Return to Prison-Based Gerrymandering

Do two Reps. think it makes sense to claim thousands of disenfranchised Black and Latino urban men as "constituents" of their white rural districts?

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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