Problems Cited for District Plan

Number 21464
Subject Elections
Source New York Times
State NY
Year 1991
Publication Date 7/18/1991
Summary This story file contains multiple articles about New York City's attempt to redistrict before the 1991 City Council elections. The new districts were supposed to allow for more minority representation, but Hispanic residents felt like the changes put them at a disadvantage. The article explores these complaints and finds them to be valid. Eventually the U.S. Justice Department declared the redistricting to be illegal. These articles cover all aspects of the issue and follow the dispute all the way to Washington.
Category General
Pages 33
Keywords racial gerrymandering;voter fraud;census;population;minority representation;aldermen
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