Democratic politicians either wither on the sidelines or weakly endorse two candidates in one primary} — Manhattan Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler — vying for the same House seat.
Laura Biermann, executive director of the League of Women Voters in New York, said.
"The legislature has gone too far and has lost control of the redistricting process. This is a result of the legislature's violation of the Constitution."
Earlier this year, it was ruled thatDemocratic Rep. engaged in illegal partisan gerrymandering to increase seats in Congress and destroyed a map that altered electoral districts.Governor Kathy Ho-Chol endorsed it, so Republican critics derided the illegally drawn re-election districts as "Hochulmanders."
Special Masters , assigned by the Court with the task of correcting the map, have rebuilt Nadler's Upper West Side base and Maloney's Upper East Side turf into the new No. 12. Consolidated as part of Congress
Nadler immediately replaced his 10th , announced that he would perform on his 12th CD against Maloney. Districts no longer included the Upper West Side and included new neighborhoods in Brooklyn that he never represented.
Suraj Patel was his third candidate in this race, and would upset his two deputies in his 70s who had worked in the House since the early 1990s. It's a dark horse trying to pull }.
"Democratic leadership could have intervened, but they didn't," said political consultant Hank Sheinkoff, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others. .
He has both Nadler (judiciary) and Maloney (supervisor) chair major committees, of which he has to lose one, so New York has a lot of influence and seniority. said it would lose
“New York will lose power. Yes, they thought they could get away with gerrymandering. courts are laws, not Democrats," he said.
House Democrats - left-wing socialist including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - so far on either side in the Aug. 23 primary refusing to join.
Meanwhile, veteran Manhattan Rep. Deborah Glickmade history as the first openly gay elected to Congress in 1990, but both Maloney and Nadler Listed as a co-supporter. Go to the campaign site.
Planned Parenthood and the National Abortions Rights League also co-endorse her Nadler and Maloney.
Meanwhile, Manhattan Senator Liz Kruger, who has worked closely with both MPs, said she remained neutral rather than for or against her political brothers and sisters.
"Maloney and Both Nadler have proven to be great representatives and both are friends of mine. It would be a shame to lose either of them," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Kruger said in a post on Monday.
Some elected officials intervened. • At his West Side base, which included Lander, Alderman Eric Botcher, Congressman Dick Gottfried, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Congressman Linda Rosenthal, and State Senator Cordell Clear.
Maloney was elected It has the support of officials. Or near her turf: Upper East Side Rep. Rebecca Seawright, Harlem Rep. Innes Dickens, Rep. Eddie Gibbs and Harvey Epstein, Rep. Keith Powers.
Nadler announced Monday that he had won the endorsement of"Sex and the City" actressCynthia Nixon, who previously voiced her stance on Maloney's vaccine.
Nadler and Maloney made a gaffe at last week's NY1/WNYC debate.
Nadler stumbled upon theopening statement, telling Donald The Trump you mentioned is "Bush."
Maloney surprised Democrats when she said that President Bidenwould not run for re-election , and then took days to respond to comments.