Special session floor

The Maryland State Senate met Dec. 6, 2021, to introduce congressional redistricting bills and override vetoes from Gov. Larry Hogan.

ANNAPOLIS — A House of Delegates committee voted to recommend a congressional redistricting plan proposed by the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission, and the Maryland Senate voted to override several vetoes Monday — the first day of the General Assembly’s 2021 special session.

The House’s Rules and Executive Nominations Committee held a joint session with the Senate’s Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee to hear testimony on two congressional redistricting plans — one supported by Democratic leadership in the Maryland Legislature and one supported by Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican.

 

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bhall74

I doubt the DOJ will be filing any lawsuits against the new MD district map since it will guarantee no Republican will ever represent MD in the House of Representatives again. After all, Republicans are not considered a minority. No, DOJ will only be filing lawsuits against every Republican controlled state in an effort to overturn their mew district map, whether or not there is any valid, factual basis for the lawsuit.

public-redux

I truly don’t understand why we just don’t try to win the votes of minorities instead of writing them off.

TomWheatley

Was there any doubt as to Annapolis giving the political equivalent of the middle finger to any map not drawn up by themselves and in their interest?

public-redux

Nope.

gabrielshorn2013

"Patel said she likes the legislative commission’s proposed version of the Eastern Shore district better than the existing boundaries. The new map would likely make it more competitive for a Democrat to run against Harris."

So, your position is to alter the boundaries of the 1st district to make it easier for someone you support to win? Don't you think the folks in the other gerrymandered counties have similar wishes? You could have assuaged your angst by moving to those other districts. Do you believe the voters in Garrett, Allegheny, and Washington counties appreciate being represented by someone from Potomac?

Blueline

Patel encouraged keeping districts together in a way that offers “representation to everyone,” including minorities like her and her family.

“As a minority in a very uncompetitive district, we have never felt a part of the political process and we’ve never been represented by our officials.”

Good news Ms. Patel - you can move to Montgomery or PG County & you'll feel right at home.

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