Judge upholds Assembly lines in redistricting challenge, June primary to proceed

Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister ruled on Wednesday that there was not enough time to redraw the Assembly lines ahead of the scheduled primary election date.

Sara Dorn | City & State New York | May 11, 2022

The state Assembly maps will stay intact, Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister ruled Wednesday in response to legal filings from two men who were seeking a redrawing of the lines.

Citing the tight timeline between now and the scheduled June primaries, McAllister wrote that “since the court has received no potential maps with regard to new Assembly lines it would almost assuredly mean that the new maps could not be in place by May 20th.” That is the deadline McAllister set for both the state Senate and congressional maps – which were deemed unconstitutional and the latter gerrymandered by the State Court of Appeals last month – to be redrawn by a special master….