U.S., New York City discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics


And so forth. Can you go into that a little bit to sort of finish out that broad strokes picture? It would be my pleasure. I mean, really touched on it. I mean, Voting Rights Act, and we have to be very conscious of the voting rights implications and we've had experts who are part of the team that gives input to our lawyers and to our staff and to the commission among commissioners around voting rights also dealing with the city charter and what that means as far as the role that we play and shaping the outcome of this process. And also the U.S. Constitution and one person run vote and what that actually means. And then you said something that really has played a major role in dealing with deviation. And I always say to folks that my college professors would even still laugh at me even saying that word deviation from my statistics class, but we have a 5% deviation level that we have to follow prior to us in the prior commission. There was a 10% deviation so you could go up and down from the largest to the smallest back then with 10% deviation. Now it's a 5% deviation. And that impacts on the decision making. And one of the key things that you said in your introduction is the number of people that have from the 2010 census to the 2020 census, we have to focus on. We have an additional 630,000 individuals that have moved into New York City when the census was taken. So that is a major factor in where people move to. And then the implications of how we have to take a look at the lines based on the populations of the various districts because as you know, and your audience should know that we can't go any larger than 51 digits district. So we are confined to have the 630,000 people fit into the existing 51 districts with the overlay of the 5% deviation with the overlay of voting rights implications with the overlay of one person one vote and other variables that we have to take into consideration. So it is a very complex process. Yes, indeed. Who is who is running this process? There's you, obviously, as chair of the commission, there's 15 commissioners. I'm not going to list them off. People can look up the names and their backgrounds. Online. So there's 15 commissioners with very backgrounds. You have staff, you have to bring in, I'm sure statistical experts and people on the team, can you bring us a little bit behind the curtain in terms of, you know, who's sort of doing what? Sure. And that's a great question because there's a person who is our executive director who is just so adept at this.

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