Why should anyone believe this gang? During the 2010 campaign a majority of these same lawmakers signed a pledge to create an independent redistricting process to draw fair districts in time for this year’s vote. Of course, once they settled back into their cushioned seats, they decided it was better to wait another 10 years.
Gerrymandering is one of the main reasons for Albany’s stagnation and corruption. Districts are drawn to ensure the same politicians keep getting re-elected. Legislators, who know their leaders have guaranteed their jobs and perks, won’t dare to challenge their iron rule.