In 2012, New Yorkers voted to take redistricting away from their politicians, but Democrats have devised a scheme to moot that vote by counting criminals and illegals for district representation.
Redistricting was such a mess after the 2010 Census that New York voters approved a referendum to change the state constitution to take the power to gerrymander districts away from the politicians and instead give it to a non-partisan commission.
Ever since then, the upset, scheming politicians have been trying to figure out how to take that power back despite the law. Now, it looks like they have figured out how to do it.
According to TheFederalist.com, state Democrats intend to change the rules so that they can add illegals and criminals into the numbers the determine apportionment. And since almost all the illegals and criminals live n the state’s large urban centers, that means big city Democrats will be able to assign themselves even more representation than the rural areas.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
As the Federalist noted:
According to the Pew Research Center, the largest illegal alien population in the entire country resides in the metro-New York City area. As of 2016, that number topped 1 million.
As Professor Dennis Murphy stated in the Case Western Reserve Law Review, “[i]ncluding illegal aliens … affects individual citizens’ rights, creating inequality of voting power between citizens in districts with large numbers of illegal aliens and citizens who live in districts with small numbers of illegal aliens.”
Including illegal aliens in the ratio of inhabitants per legislator is designed for one purpose only: to increase the number of Democrat legislators so that party can retain their majority in the statehouse.
The second part is for the state to count prisoners and felons in the numbers. And guess where they all live? Yeah, the big urban areas.
“Approximately half of all inmates in New York State prisons (49.95 percent) come from New York City, more than 20 percent come from the New York City suburbs, and another 25 percent come from large upstate cities such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany—all of which are bastions of the Democrat Party,” the Federalist reports.
That means the big city Democrats will be awarding themselves even more unearned power.
These new rules are not fully approved. But since the Democrats already run the state, is there any doubt that they’ll get it approved soon enough?
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