The Democratic Party in New York is in the midst of a political crisis as a direct result of the state’s redistricting process.
Democratic Representative Mondaire Jones, who is serving his first term in office, has declared his desire to run for election in New York’s 10th Congressional District, which was recently reconfigured.
Jones remarked that the redistributed “political” maps and Republican vows of “disregard” for society and culture inspired him to compete for the seat. He also stated that he was motivated to run for the seat because of the redistributed “partisan” maps.
Jones wrote on Saturday that a Republican court appointee from out of state “has shown blatant contempt for cultural, social, and economic communities of interest” in drawing the final maps that were released today. Jones was referring to the fact that the appointee was responsible for drawing the maps. To put it another way, the objective is to reduce the number of New York Democratic representatives as much as possible.