I am lost and confused. I have resided at my current address for over 30 years. Apparently no one knows what congressional district I live in.

According to the Frederick County Board of Elections, I live in the 8th district, being one of the many Republican voters ousted from the 6th district when Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s district was gutted. However, Rep. Jamie Raskin’s website won’t let me email him regarding my concerns about the “circus” he led in Washington (the impeachment trial) because it seems to think I live in the 6th district. Rep. David Trone’s site will accept an email from me, but I can’t vote for him (unlike Rep. Trone, I actually need to live in the congressional district).

I tried calling Rep. Raskin’s office but just got an answering machine (the staff must have been watching him on TV). I would send him a letter, but we all know how that would work out! Hopefully Rep. Raskin reads the News-Post.

And, who knows, maybe after the next redistricting plan is completed, I might get to vote for a congressional representative on the Eastern Shore in District 1.

(19) comments

cjaarsepe

Ben Cardin is my US senator and I am in Congressional District 6 in Jefferson

freded

You unfortunately have not one but two senators- Cardin and Chris Van Hollen.

Blueline

Well, they are clones.

Dwasserba

"Hopefully Rep. Raskin reads the News-Post." Not likely, but if he does: I saw no "circus" but I did see an impressive presentation.

freded

Yes you did, except it came from Shoen and Van der Veen.

cjaarsepe

Check on Mglaleg.Maryland.gov Find my representatives. I live in Jefferson and Trone is my rep

Awteam2021

Robert, US Congressional districts for the 117th through 200th sessions will be established by the states based on the result of the 2020 Census. After the apportionment of congressional seats among the states, which is based on decennial census population counts, each state with multiple seats is responsible for establishing congressional districts for the purpose of electing representatives. Each congressional district is to be as equal in population to all other congressional districts in a state as practicable. The boundaries and numbers for the congressional districts are those specified in the state laws or court orders establishing the districts within each state, legislated by state governments. Unfortunately for you, Jefferson doesn’t have a contiguous border with the eastern shore and the population of Maryland’s panhandle continues to shrink. I hope that clears up your confusion.

buckster

Raskins doesn't even know how where Frederick County is. Now there's a greasy, slimy swamp creature. Why does he always look so unhealty? Like a meth addict.

Dwasserba

There was no bathing suit segment required while running for office so his relative beauty was not judged beforehand. We had a camera-ready President though, who bragged about acing the dementia test.

DickD

So much for what you know! I attended a Democrat meeting with Raskin at it. He is very impressive. Sorry that ignorance seems to be prolific among Trump supporters.

buckster

You presume I'm a Trump supporter because I'm concerned with Raskiin's health, hygiene and habits? Trump's gone, just let the guy go will you?

phydeaux994

Like he let Obama go????😂🤣The old “it’s o.k. for Republicans to do it but not Democrats” trick huh buckster?

gary4books

He looks like a person. That is good enough for me.

mordans

I’m with you 7 , had McConnell had the fortitude to call out trump on the senate floor , calling out his lies on the state of the election , other republicans would have also and trump would not have the power to ramp up for his next election . As McConnell has learned he still got a slap down from trump. Had trump been sanctioned and lies of the “steal” been cemented as fact ,the Power of Trump and his sadly deluded followers could have been neutralized . But since a number or republicans believe “ the steal” we will only have more crazies! Thank you Jamie for your clearly spoken words . So sad senators couldn’t put the country a head of self. So sad the children of the insurgents had to see they parent/s being called to action by a self serving bully who couldn’t play fair and could only spout lies

DickD

With all the civil and potential criminal lawsuits there is no need to worry about Donald Trump.

Brookhawk

It stinks when you've been gerrymandered, doesn't it? You were on the end of redistricting you didn't like. Doesn't it make you want to have non-partisan or bi-partisan commissions doing the redistricting? Or do you want your party doing the redistricting to give itself and you more power? Fess up, not to me but to yourself. And if you do want non-partisan or bi-partisan redistricting, speak up and say so.

Piedmontgardener

A fair point on the absurd redistricting in Maryland. Regardless of how your voting thoughts lean, gerrymandering, whether by Republicans or Democrats sucks.

freded

Agreed.

sevenstones1000

So proud of Jamie Ruskin!

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