Election 2012: Redistricting In Maryland

Election 2012: Redistricting In Maryland

Two years ago, Democrats in Maryland re-drew congressional districts -- and Republicans cried foul. Now voters will decide whether to send the map back to the drawing board. Kojo explores what's at stake in Maryland and in Congress.

After the 2010 Census, Maryland's Democratically-controlled General Assembly re-drew congressional districts -- and Republicans cried foul. Now, as candidates vie to represent the newly-shaped districts, voters will decide whether to send the map back to the drawing board. Kojo explores what's at stake in Maryland and in Congress.

Guests

Aaron Davis

Washington Post Maryland Politics Reporter

David Lublin

Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University and the author of “The Paradox of Representation: Racial Gerrymandering and Minority Interests In Congress,” (Princeton University Press, 1999).

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Map Of Maryland 2011 Congressional Districts

In the fall of 2011, Maryland enacted a new congressional districting plan based on census data collected in 2010. Question 5 on Maryland's November ballot asks voters to weigh in on whether to keep these boundaries.

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