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Redistricting Plan May Face Legal Challenges

April 17, 2011
The Post-Journal

A legal challenge is well-within the realm of possibility should the Republican redistricting plan be adopted, according to leaders of the Democratic caucus of the Chautauqua County Legislature. In a press release, Democrats said the Republican plan was drafted behind closed doors with an outside political consultant, and that if violates Section Ten of state municipal law by ignoring municipal boundaries and drawing gerrymandered lines for the express purpose of protecting certain incumbents of the majority party.



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