Redistricting will turn Maryland into a one-party Democratic fiefdom

October 06, 2011

Congressional district lines should be based on equal populations, not their potential for partisan political gains. Looking at Maryland's proposed redistricting map clearly shows gerrymandering at its worst ("District lines draw critics," Oct. 5).

Maryland is playing a game of one-upmanship: What's good for the Democratic party rather than what is good for the people of this state. I have seen my district in rural Howard County be annexed into western Baltimore City to guarantee that Republicans have no voice in Congressional elections.

Now Democratic state officials are trying to rid themselves of one of the last two Republican members of Congress in the state through redistricting. Instead of gloating over having turned our state into a one-party Democratic fiefdom, they should be ashamed of what they have done.

Craig Garfield, Howard County

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