August 18, 2014
On the ballot in New York this November is a constitutional amendment proposing changes to the state’s redistricting process. Every ten years, after the federal census is conducted, states redraw their voting districts. The process is often used by incumbent politicians to draw lines that favor them and their party.
Supporters of the amendment in New York present it as a way to take politics out of the process. But not everyone agrees. Karen DeWitt spoke with Blair Horner of the government watchdog group NYPIRG who says the amendment doesn’t actually reform the process.