Democrats blame redistricting for election fails

Democrats blame redistricting for election fails

Democrats are crying foul after Republicans held their majorities in both legislative chambers in Tuesday’s elections, insisting the GOP wins are more evidence the party drew district boundaries unfairly.

The GOP went into Election Day with a 64-35 majority in the Assembly and an 18-15 Senate advantage. Unofficial election results show not a single Republican legislative incumbent lost, even though Democrats appear to have won at least three statewide offices, including governor.

Democrats filed a federal lawsuit three years ago arguing Republicans unconstitutionally re-drew legislative district boundaries in 2011 to consolidate power.

Lawsuit organizer Sachin Chheda says Tuesday’s results are further evidence that the districts are rigged for Republicans and will bolster Democrats’ case in court.

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