Proposed NY political maps could hurt GOP in House battle

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Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., accompanied by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., left, speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, July 29, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Proposed political maps released by the leaders of New York’s Democrat-dominated legislature would give the party an advantage in 22 of of the state’s 26 congressional districts and mean reelection trouble for several Republican members of the U.S. House.

The new maps, released late Sunday, could lead to Democrats picking up as many as three House seats and Republicans losing as many as four in the 2022 election.

Initial votes on new congressional and legislative maps, which are being redrawn as part of the nation’s once-per-decade redistricting process, are expected Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. The Legislature faces pressure with the…

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