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The center of New York's political universe shifted to this Southern Tier village Friday as a court appointed elections expert weighed proposals from politicos and ordinary citizens alike for new – and fair – districts in this year's congressional and State Senate elections.

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ALBANY — Community activists and lawmakers traveled to a rural courthouse Friday in western New York to weigh in on the shape of the state's political district maps, and to ask a judge for more opportunities for the public to be heard.

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ALBANY — A New York judge ordered Friday that the state's congressional and state Senate primaries be delayed until Aug. 23 to provide enough time to replace district maps that were ruled unconstitutional this week.

In a rousing win for New York’s voters, the state’s highest court invalidated the twisted district maps drawn by the Legislature’s Democratic …