Can Christine Quinn fix a Council map just by asking?

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Briefing: Quinn and Bloomberg. (Spencer T. Tucker via flickr)
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said a redistricting commission acted independently in drawing new Council lines.

That was before she formally requested they redraw the lines in order to block Vito Lopez from being able to run for a Council seat in a district seemingly tailored to him. That district in Bushwick was drawn with suggestions from Councilman Erik Dilan.

Now Quinn wants the commission to fix the problem. The Daily News editorial board wants Quinn to rally enough votes to shoot down the plan, rather than count on the commission to redraw the lines at her request.

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