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Maryland Senate Approves Plan To Redraw Congressional Districts

October 19th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Senate approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan Tuesday to redraw the state’s eight congressional districts, overcoming opposition from Republicans and some Democrats who raised concerns about how the proposal treats minority voters. The proposal passed 33-13 on a party line vote with one exception: Senator Anthony Muse, a Prince George’s County lawmaker, was the lone Democrat to vote against the measure. The redistricting proposal, the focus of a special session of the General Assembly this week, now moves to the House of Delegates, which is expected to work on the measure through Wednesday.  Senate Minority Whip E.J. Pipkin led the fight against the governor's redistricting bill on the floor of the Senate, saying that O’Malley has ramrodded this through. State Senator George Edwards was among those voting against the governor’s proposal…

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