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Hogan Accuses Dems of ‘Rigging System’

December 7th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

In the opening salvo of what will probably be a protracted political battle, Governor  Larry Hogan,  just prior to a special session, accused Democrats of historically “rigging the system” in drawing congressional and legislative maps and called on the Maryland General Assembly to accept new boundary lines drawn by an independent citizen commission. Hogan, a staunch advocate of nonpartisan redistricting, made the comments as he formally received maps from a group he tasked with drawing “fairer” lines in a process he said is typically overseen by “party bosses.”  The Maryland General Assembly plans to convene for a special session Monday to focus on congressional redistricting.  Although he met with Senate President Bill Ferguson to discuss the idea of approving the citizens map- Hogan said he  came away from that meeting convinced the Democrat controlled General Assembly will continue to support the gerrymandered version of redistricting…