STATEMENT FROM SARATOGA GOP CHAIR JOE WHALEN ON THE COURT OF APPEALS REDISTRICTING DECISION

Saratoga GOP

Today’s blatantly political decision by the New York State Court of Appeals is the result of the efforts of Democrats to maintain and advance one-party rule, both in New York State and across the country. The decision today to throw out district lines that were drawn fairly and led to Republican gains in New York will cause confusion and only hurt voters who want nothing more than a government that will work to deliver safe streets and better communities for all.

Two years ago Democrats drew district lines that were so outrageous they were thrown out by the courts and this decision simply allows them to gerrymander all over again. It’s shameful and par for the course for a party that has to resort to cheating when its failed, pro-criminal, high-tax polices cannot be defended.