Bello releases redistricting report by voting rights expert

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – On Friday Monroe County Executive Adam Bello released the new report produced by voting rights expert Dr. Lisa Handley analyzing voting patterns by race in recent Monroe County elections.

Dr. Handley’s research concluded that there are currently 5 LD’s (22,25,27,28,29) in which black voters are electing their candidates of choice. A sixth district (LD 21) sometimes elects the preferred candidate of the black community.

Last week, Bello weighed in on the ongoing Monroe County Legislature redistricting process, calling for a restart to a process, and announced that his administration would produce a redistricting a map using the data analysis conducted by Dr. Handley that is compliant with all applicable legal requirements to create six effective black districts if possible.