October 10, 1991
Little noticed in the legislative muddle that has engulfed Annapolis is a simmering controversy in Baltimore County over redistricting. Demographics has radically altered the profile of the county's 11th District, which is now 40 percent black but has virtually no real chance of electing a black representative. The new Census statistics, and the Voting Rights Act, point to the need to create a majority black district. But the battle is getting bloody.It boils down to this: Every state legislative district now elects three delegates and one senator.