Cuomo looking at 'legal options' to challenge New York's Congressional seat loss

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking at "legal options" to challenge the state's loss of a Congressional seat after the latest U.S. Census.

Posted: Apr 29, 2021 3:25 PM
Updated: Apr 29, 2021 4:50 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There’s no easy path for New York to win a fight with the U.S. Census over its loss of a Congressional seat, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he’s looking at “legal options” to challenge the state’s apparently narrow loss.

New York’s governor didn’t spell out what legal actions he is considering, but said he thinks New York’s loss of a seat could be chalked up to a “minor” counting mistake.

A census expert estimated Monday that 89 more people could have kept New York from losing its congressional seat, if no other states counted any more people.

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