Monroe County Legislature will vote next week about district maps

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The fight over the district maps for Monroe County legislature elections continues.

The county legislature met last night but did not vote on the redistricting plan. That vote will take place next week.

The proposed “crescent” map has the support of legislature president Sabrina Lamar, Rachel Barnhart, and republican allies. They say the map creates five majority-black districts, remedying decades of racial segregation in Rochester.

Other Democrats are against the crescent map. They claim those districts are already black districts and the crescent map would unconstitutionally give them additional voters and dilute their voting power.

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