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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Federal judges in gerrymandering case toss Maryland’s congressional voting map

Federal judges in Maryland on Wednesday blocked the state from using its congressional voting map in future elections, ordering political leaders to draw new electoral lines for contests in 2020.

The three-judge panel unanimously threw out the congressional map in a longrunning partisan gerrymandering case. The decision gives Maryland officials until March to submit a new redistricting plan.

The judges acknowledged the inherently political redistricting process, but declared the boundaries unconstitutional and intentionally designed to target Republican voters in the 6th congressional district because of their political affiliation.



Anonymous said...

Took long enough for this illegal action by the Democrats, O'Malley, Miller, Busch mainly, in Annapolis to be overturned. Hopefully the new redistricting map get more Conservatives in Annapolis. This decision proves how crooked the Maryland Democrats in Annapolis are.

Anonymous said...

It is about time considering O'Malley did this gerrymandering so that Baltimore and Federal could stay Democrat.

Anonymous said...

It was wrong from the start.

Anonymous said...

Sarbanes likes it the way it is.