Tuesday, December 6, 2011

So Many Brooklynites In Prison It Affects Legislative Districts

From the Brooklyn Eagle: "In a decision that will likely add more 'voters' to Kings County than any other county in the state, a court ruled last week that prisoners must be counted among voters back in their home neighborhoods rather than in upstate prisons for the purpose of redrawing state legislative districts, a likely blow to the slim Republican majority in New York’s Senate."

It's kind of shocking that so many Brooklynites are in prison upstate it actually affects the number of seats we're entitled to. More here.

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