The General Assembly’s redistricting group released four draft congressional maps Tuesday, but critics say the maps show signs of continued gerrymandering.
New U.S. congressional maps from Maryland’s redistricting groups could impact incumbents and voters by drawing districts that don’t include the homes of their current representatives. The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission proposed a map which would draw two districts where no current incumbents live.
Maryland counties’ population grew unevenly over the past 10 years, leaving the state’s two redistricting groups to draw new maps and create districts with equal, or close to equal, population.
One of Maryland’s two redistricting commissions is tasked with proposing a state legislative map using only single-member delegate districts, but the current mixed system still has significant support.
Maryland’s two redistricting commissions are allowing the public to draw their own congressional and legislative maps to submit for consideration. Sources said they took several factors into consideration as they outlined districts, such as population, geography and whether or not race should play a dominant role.
Maryland’s legislative and congressional maps are due to be redrawn this year based on new census data. Although Maryland’s two redistricting commissions have differing views on how the lines should be drawn, the Maryland Citizen Redistricting Commission hopes that this year’s process will be more transparent and focused on listening to the public’s needs.
WASHINGTON — Maryland voters, political groups and state elected officials all rallied together outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to support a case being heard on partisan gerrymandering in the state’s congressional districts. Held on the steps of the Supreme…
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on congressional district gerrymandering on March 26, including one from Maryland, which could have far-reaching implications on how future electoral maps are drawn. The justices could, for…
Republican Governor Larry Hogan, inaugurated for a second term just two weeks ago, told a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly that the state of the state has “never been stronger.”
At his fifth State of the State address, Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday pushed for bipartisan support from the Democrat-controlled legislature on his initiatives regarding taxes, healthcare, education, transportation, redistricting, violent crime and the environment.