All 50 states drew new congressional districts this 12 months, however virtually nowhere has the method been as contentious — or consequential — as in New York. Democrats right here as soon as hoped to tilt the taking part in discipline of their favor, however after a Republican lawsuit and a courtroom choice, the state ended up with a extra impartial map for the approaching decade. The new traces already prompted heartburn-inducing primaries for Democrats this summer season, they usually might ship extra twists in November’s crucial midterm elections.
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Old Astoria-Hallets Point, Queens
This is a neighborhood in Queens with a inhabitants of about 18,900, the place
the most important racial or ethnic teams are white and Hispanic residents.
In the 2020 presidential election, Joseph R. Biden Jr. gained essentially the most votes on this neighborhood by a margin of 63 factors.
The district this neighborhood falls in now has a very completely different form from the district earlier than.
Mr. Biden gained the outdated district by 69 factors in 2020;
if the election had been held within the new district, he would have gained there by 56 factors.
Vote margin in 2020 election by precinct
Old Astoria has lengthy been linked throughout the East River to a few of Manhattan’s wealthiest and whitest neighborhoods, together with the Upper East Side, house to the twelfth Congressional District’s longtime consultant, Carolyn B. Maloney. The choice by the courtroom mapmaker to unite central Manhattan right into a single seat and to attract extra compact districts throughout town means the neighborhood will now be united with Northwest Queens, together with better Astoria, and components of the Bronx. The new 14th District is way much less prosperous, extra progressive and extra Hispanic than the one Old Astoria had been voting in.
Largest racial or ethnic group by census tract
In the upcoming midterm elections, the Democratic candidate on this district is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who’s the incumbent.
The Republican candidate is Tina Forte.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is favored to win, in line with the Cook Political Report Race Ratings.