“After what my Democrat progressive colleagues did today, the Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves! It’s nothing short of treachery and the essence of evil as to what representative democracy should look like by ignoring the will of the voters who wanted independent redistricting. This is a total slap in the face to the citizens of New York State, particularly our Upstate residents, who I feel sorry for. What the Democrats couldn’t do fair and square through the ballot box they’re scheming to do now through gerrymandering to build a bigger power base in New York City.  I’ve fought them before and I’ll fight hard for my Upstate constituents again!” said Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C-Glenville).