Franchot urges Maryland voters to reject state's new congressional districts

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Local,Maryland,Rachel Baye

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Tuesday urged residents to reject the state's new congressional districts at the November ballot.

The districts, approved by the state legislature last year, are some of the least compact districts in the country, Franchot pointed out.

"Maryland does not need to be the poster boy for gerrymandering around the country," he said on WBAL.

Instead of the state's current politicized redistricting process, Maryland should appoint an independent commission that would be free of politicians to draw its districts, he said.

rbaye@washingtonexaminer.com

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