Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge Testifies in Nassau County Redistricting Case by Sydney Beveridge
Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge testified in federal court this week on the new district lines for New York’s Nassau County. Last month, the Republican majority of the county legislature passed a new redistricting proposal over complaints from the Democratic minority and community members. For more on the battle over the plans, read this New York Times article. Newsday subscribers can read the latest coverage of the trial here.
In court, Beveridge stated that the proposal would dilute the minority vote and break up black and Hispanic voting blocks in Elmont. In his analysis, he noted that the new lines would move 44% of the county population to different districts, while alternative plans would move just 9% of the population.
Keep an eye on the blog for news about Nassau County and other redistricting plans and controversies.