(MINEOLA, N.Y.) – In an 11-7 vote along party lines on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, the Nassau County Legislature approved the Republican Majority’s redistricting proposal, which upon its implementation would set in place Legislative districts for the next 10 years of elections starting with the upcoming 2023 primary and general elections.
All 11 Republican Majority members voted in favor of the maps, while the seven Democratic Minority members voted against the map.
Following Monday night’s vote, Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) issued the following statement: “Throughout this redistricting process, the Republican Majority has consistently operated in secrecy and ignored the will of Nassau County residents – all to preserve their own power for the next 10 years,” Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) said. “It is not surprising that such a deeply flawed, self-serving process would produce an extreme partisan gerrymander that disenfranchises Nassau’s minority communities and violates numerous federal, state, and local laws.”
“By passing this illegal map, the Republican Majority has recklessly placed Nassau County on a collision course towards numerous lawsuits that will ultimately cost taxpayers millions of dollars,” Minority Leader Abrahams said. “Worse yet, this will undermine the ability of voters, especially those residing in minority communities, to exercise their Constitutional right to choose their representatives – and not the other way around.”