This story in the New York Daily News says that Dean Skelos, who leads the Senate Republicans in New York claims the moral high ground for a plan to add a 63rd Senate seat, saying, “the (state) Constitution told me to do it.”
Personally, I have no problem with the Senate adding a 63rd seat. But claiming that it’s called for in the Constitution seems a bit sketchy to me.
Of course, this could all be avoided if the legislative bodies which make up New York state would just have the district lines drawn independently instead of doing them themselves.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he’ll veto any redistricting plan that doesn’t appear to be impartial. I’d like to see that fight.