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Tag Archives: gerrymandering

Franchot urges voters to reject congressional map

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is urging voters to reject the state’s congressional map, which will be on the ballot in November. Franchot, a Democrat, spoke out against the map Tuesday on WBAL Radio’s The C4 Show. The comptroller ...

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Foes of redistricting map nearing petition goal

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of Maryland’s congressional redistricting map are getting close to the validated signatures needed to give voters a chance to reject the map in November. They could reach the 55,736 valid signatures needed this week. As of Tuesday, ...

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Justices uphold Md.’s inmate residency law

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Maryland’s “No Representation Without Population Act,” which ties residency to the last address of an inmate rather than the location in which he or she is incarcerated during the U.S. Census. ...

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Court won’t hear Md. redistricting challenge

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear a complaint against Maryland’s congressional redistricting map by voters unhappy with the state’s new maps. The high court affirmed Maryland judges’ decision to throw the lawsuit out. Some voters had complained that the ...

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Online initiatives spur ballot petition drives

Maryland voters in November may face as many as three questions on the ballot to overturn laws passed by the General Assembly. Opponents of the third measure — a gerrymandered congressional district plan — are nearly halfway to reaching the ...

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