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Sarbanes Comments on Hogan’s Gerrymandering Reform in Maryland

April 27th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

During this year’s legislative session Governor Larry Hogan pressed lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that would change the way the boundaries of Maryland’s congressional districts are drawn, from having the governor and lawmakers do it to having a non-partisan panel do it. Hogan and others who call for congressional redistricting reform says the current system favors Democrats over Republicans and creates gerrymandered districts which divide communities. Many point to the Maryland 3rd and 6th Congressional Districts as the worst example of gerrymandering.  Democrat John Sarbanes represents the 3rd district.  He says getting politics out of the of the process won’t work if its done state by state- it has to be a national effort…





 

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