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Miller Says Gerrymandering Needs National Solution

June 8th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Maryland’s elected leaders seem unlikely to negotiate a deal this year to end partisan gerrymandering, despite overwhelming public support for redistricting reform, pressure from citizen groups to reach a compromise, and a federal lawsuit that could force the state to overhaul its voting maps for upcoming elections.  More than three weeks after Republican Governor Larry Hogan vetoed plans to pursue a regional redistricting compact and insisted that Maryland should act alone, the state’s top Republican and Democratic officials remain sharply divided on the issue and have made no efforts to merge their proposals. Senate President Mike Miller has said consistently that he believes the country needs a national solution to gerrymandering.  He said that the governor is playing politics and that in reality the Supreme Court should decide redistricting…

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