Democrats move to cut NY’s House delegation by half in new redistricting plan

ALBANY – Newly proposed congressional maps drawn by Democrats could cut New York’s current Republican delegation by half – eliminating at least one upstate seat and jeopardizing three others. 

The Democratic-controlled state Legislature unveiled plans on Sunday to shrink the GOP’s eight seats to just four, according to a proposed redistricting map.

The new map eliminates the current upstate district held by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-Binghamton) to account for population loss, creating a new 22nd district effectively split between the seats held by retiring Rep. John Katko (R-Auburn) and Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-Kingston).

“We’re confident,” said the source, “If these maps pass, Claudia will run in the

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