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Redrawing Political Boundaries

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Maryland’s political boundaries are some of the most gerrymandered in the country. This month a federal court ruled the state violated the constitutional rights of Republicans in western Maryland by deliberately diluting their votes, and ordered the state to re-draw the 6th Congressional District at once. The state’s attorney general is appealing that order to the Supreme Court.

We discuss the impasse with Walter Olson, who co-chaired the governor’s reform commission, Josh Kurtz, editor of Maryland Matters, and Democratic State Sen. Rich Madaleno.

Check out this report by Governor Hogan's Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.