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New Congressional District Map Could Go On The Ballot In November

July 3rd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Opponents of Maryland's new congressional district boundaries say they have submitted the required number of petition signatures to get the issue on the ballot in November. Opponents charge the boundaries are designed to strengthen Democratic districts and weaken Republican- in particular western Maryland’s sixth district change which is viewed by critics as an obvious case of gerrymandering designed to oust long term republican representative Roscoe Bartlett from office. The new map was proposed by the state’s Democrat governor and approved by the overwhelmingly democrat controlled house and senate in Annapolis. With the biggest change being made to the sixth district in western Maryland- the district one delegation voted along party lines, with republicans Edwards, Beitzel and Myers opposed- and democrat Kevin Kelly in support. Kelly says he simply doesn’t buy the argument that it drastically alters the existing district…

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