Albany County Redistricting Deal- Subverting Democracy?

Albany County legislators plan to meet tonight to consider an agreement to settle the Voting Rights Act challenge to the county legislative redistricting plan. Reportedly, the legislators would approve a five minority district plan in return for delaying county legislative elections to 2016. The Albany Times Union finds this unacceptable, arguing that a new plan can easily be drawn and approved well before the 2015 election cycle commences.

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