Maryland’s election map to be redrawn this week – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland’s new election map must be redrawn this week.

Democrats in Annapolis approved the maps in a party line vote in December.

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But last week, a judge said the maps violated the state constitution.

Doug Mayer of Fair Maps Maryland described the decision as a “huge victory for democracy”.

After all, politically-based electoral mapping leads to political divisions.

“That’s a big reason why we continue to vote for self-aggrandizing bozos in Washington,” he said.

One of the new map changes – rejected by the court – will turn parts of Glen Burnie and parts of Annapolis into 1st The county’s territory, making it much more competitive for Democrats, is in the only district in Congress currently held by a Republican.

Notably, courts in Pennsylvania and North Carolina recently rescinded the pro-Republican maps.

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In part, a joint statement from the state’s Senate president and House of Representatives speaker said, the changes “reflect changing demographics and keeping more and more Marylanders in their current county.” the better”.

They said they would review the court order establishing what they called “new legal standards”.

One of the plaintiffs in the case, Republican Representative Kathy Szeliga, reacted to this claim, apparently calling the speaker and the president by the word “B”.

blankShe later apologized and said the comment was for privacy purposes only.

“It’s not necessary,” said Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones. “And, this may sound prudent, but I’ve never been called a ‘B’ word in my life, to tell you the truth.”

The court asked the general assembly to redraw the map on Wednesday.

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A joint hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Maryland’s election map to be redrawn this week – CBS Baltimore

Jake Nichol

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