ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has ordered the state’s congressional and state Senate primaries to be delayed until Aug. 23 to provide enough time to replace maps that were ruled unconstitutional this week. State Judge Patrick McAllister moved the primaries back Friday from their original date of June 28. He said special master Jonathan Cervas will finish drawing new maps by May 20. New York is set to separately hold gubernatorial and state Assembly primaries in June, unless lawmakers or Gov. Kathy Hochul decide to delay. New York’s highest court earlier this week rejected new congressional and state Senate maps that had widely been seen as favoring Democrats.
Photo: FILE – A poll worker assembles a ballot at Frank McCourt High School in New York’s party primaries, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)