By Art Gallagher
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Professor Alan Rosenthal, the 11th member of the Apportionment Commission will cast his vote for the Democratic map when the commission has its final meeting in Trenton at noon today.
Assemblyman Jay Webber, the Republican co-chair of the commission told Poltickernj that his team was disappointed and believed they submitted a better map. Webber said the new map will be an improvement from the current map.
Democratic co-chair Assemblyman John Wisiewski, also the Democratic State Chairman, told Politickernj that his side won by submitting a map the more closely complied with the standards Rosenthallaid out when he joined the commission a month ago. The Democratic map minimizes incumbency disruption and has a smaller population deviation among districts than the Republican map does.
Both sides expect that the Democrats will retain control of the legislature with the new map, but by smaller margins than their current representation.
MMM will report on the impact the new map will have on Monmouth County districts this afternoon after the map is released.