New York Democrats Plan to Control Redistricting by Counting Illegals and Criminals

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, 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.

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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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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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