Local enrollment favors GOP
Assembly districts in The Gazette's circulation area continue to favor Republican candidates after redistricting, based on voter enrollment statistics compiled by the state Board of Elections.
The biggest beneficiary of redistricting was Assemblyman James Tedisco, R-Glenville, whose district shed Schenectady and Niskayuna and picked up Clifton Park and Halfmoon. Compared to the latest figures for his old district, in November 2011, the new 112th lost about 4,300 Democrats and gained about 2,400 Republicans. The result is a 14,000 Republican vote advantage over Democrats in the new district.
Swinging the other way is the 110th Assembly District, where Democrats vying to replace retiring Assemblyman Bob Reilly, D-Colonie, will benefit from more Democratic voters. As Reilly's district was previously constituted, when it contained Clifton Park and Halfmoon, there were about 4,000 more Republicans than Democrats.
Now, with the addition of Niskayuna and part of Schenectady, the 110th Assembly District has about 5,000 more Democrats than Republicans.
The only even remotedly comparable shift is in the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Ron Canestrari, D-Cohoes. The 108th Assembly District lost about 2,800 Republican voters and gained about the same number of Democrats. The result is almost 27,000 more Democrats than Republicans in the district.
The other enrollments and shifts can be seen below.
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Capital Region Assembly District Enrollments