Multiple sources tell myself and my NY1 colleague Zack Fink that Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Queens, will vote in favor of the lawmaker-drawn redistricting maps, the only legislator among the black and Latino Democratic conference to vote support the maps.

He is also expected to be the only Democrat among the 25-member conference (not counting the IDC) to vote for the lines.

One source says it’s because the Queens Democrat actually likes his new district as proposed by LATFOR.

Of course Smith is perhaps best remembered for claiming in 2010 the then-Democratic majority would redistrict Republicans into oblivion:

“With the Democrats in control of the State Senate, we are going to draw the lines so that Republicans will be in oblivion in the state of New York for the next 20 years,” Smith, then the president pro tempore said at a meeting of the Democratic Rural Conference.

That is a quote that Senate Republicans, good-government groups and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have tossed back at Democrats in the Senate who have bitterly complained about the redistricting deal that appears to be have been struck. One has to wonder what Smith’s relationship will be with his fellow Democrats in Senate after the yes vote.

Black and Hispanic lawmakers in particular have been stridently opposed to the maps, saying they break apart communities of interest and dilute minority influence.