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Gerrymander Cake
From left- Susan Cochran, president of the League of Women Voters of Maryland; Jennifer Bevan- Dangel, exec director, Common Cause Maryland; Carol Ann Hecht, Annapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women, shown here cutting the cake in to celebrate Elbridge Gerry's birthday at the Tame the Gerrymander event in Annapolis. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Coalition urges overhaul of state’s redistricting system (access required)

There was cake and ice cream and talk of reform in the state capital to celebrate the 240th birthday of a man whose name is synonymous with political shenanigans and contorted election districts.