From the Wall Street Journal:
Nearly two weeks after the election, Republicans and Democrats remain locked in fight over three close races in the state Senate. The resulting legal wrangling promises to be both expensive — Senate Democrats already $2 million in debt for costly election season — and lengthy.
The stakes could hardly be higher: control of the Senate hangs in the balance, and to the majority party goes outsized influence over the once-a-decade process to redraw district lines in New York.
The process is heavy on politics. After the completion of the U.S. Census, lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate revise the intricate district maps that define their constituencies. In past redistricting efforts, lawmakers in control of the process have adopted artful, demographic-savvy strategies in a bid to create safe seats for incumbents and expand the reach of the majority party.
Read the full report here.