ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on an independent commission tasked with drawing new political maps have instead drawn criticism by releasing competing versions. The state’s loss of a congressional seat based on the most recent census date means a district will disappear. The release Wednesday of competing maps by the Independent Redistricting Commission means that the bulk of the work on redistricting may fall later this year entirely to the Legislature. It is controlled by Democrats.
Photo: Exterior view of the New York State Capitol Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)