Maryland's congressional redistricting map makes no sense

October 18, 2011

Maryland's legislature should take the time to develop congressional districts that make sense.

Democratic officials have said that the current map was just a starting point from which to develop new districts, which sounds good on the surface.

But if we continue to take that approach every 10 years, the congressional district maps will get more and more ridiculous.

Surely the data and computer software are available, or can be reasonably developed, to lay out congressional districts that look reasonable on a map and that group constituents with similar interests together.

Paul Harrell, Severn

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