Stunning Defeat. The Court of Appeals struck down Hochul’s redistricting plan for congressional and state Senate races. It moved the primaries for those contests until August. That gives the Court appointed redistricting master time to draw the new maps. Within days of assuming office Hochul said she would work to redraw boundaries to Democratic advantage. Her gerrymandering failed miserably. It is not known whether the primaries for Governor and Assembly will also be postponed. That would give time to get the disgraced Brian Benjamin off the ballot. Hochul has proven to be a base partisan politician. She follows in the footsteps of Cuomo whose policies she supposedly repudiated. State GOP Chairman Nick Longworthy commented, “It was an illegal power grab and the highest court with a 6-1 Democrat bench slapped her down. Her pattern of underestimating New Yorkers’ intelligence is wearing thin.” Stunning Defeat. It was yet another setback for the stumbling Governor !!