New congressional maps make key changes to Long Island districts

The maps were drawn by democrats in Albany, who rejected maps created by a bipartisan redistricting body.

Kevin Vesey

Mar 1, 2024, 3:22 AM

Updated 46 days ago

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The boundaries of Long Island’s congressional districts have been redrawn again. The new lines just received the approval of Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature.
The maps were drawn by Democrats in Albany, who rejected maps created by a bipartisan redistricting body.
Changes to the third congressional district make it more advantageous for Democrats. Rep. Tom Suozzi’s district gets the Huntington area and loses Republican-rich Massapequa.
Massapequa goes to Rep. Andrew Garbarino’s Second District. Garbarino gives up the Moriches area in exchange.
Rep. Nick LaLota’s First District gets Moriches, ceding Huntington to the Third District. The change makes the First District more Republican-friendly.
Barring any legal challenges, the new districts will be used for the upcoming election in November.


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