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Bipartisan Commission To Reform Process Of Redistricting

August 17th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

A bipartisan commission will reform the process of redrawing Maryland's congressional district boundaries, seen as among the most gerrymandered in the United States, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the  panel will aim to give the power to reset congressional boundaries to an independent, nonpartisan panel.  Authority to set the districts now rests with lawmakers and the governor. Hogan, a republican, created the commission by executive order and said it would open up political debate in the heavily Democratic state. He called Maryland home to some of the most gerrymandered districts in the country. Democrat Comptroller Peter Franchot agrees with the governor…


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