BUFFALO, N.Y. - Come next year, those of you living in Erie County may be a bit confused about who's representing you in the county legislature. That's because the redistricting maps just approved by lawmakers have some unusual districts.
And there's plenty of blame to go around.
Allentown, a cultural hub in the heart of Buffalo, is a long way from the southtown suburb of Orchard Park, but, come next year, they could be in the same legislative district.
"It's outrageously political, and it's disingenuous," said Republican Legislator John Mills of Orchard Park.
Mills is crying foul over the new redistricting map approved by his Democratic colleagues. Mills would land in that unusual district, spanning from the south towns to Allentown, packed with a super majority of Democrats.