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Redistricting petitioners in Maryland in final push for names
Map supporters have questioned petitioners’ logic because if the map goes to referendum and is rejected by voters, the governor and assembly would once again be in charge of drawing a new map in time for the 2014 elections.
While redistricting would be controlled by the same people, Mr. Parrott said he thinks a repeat of the process would put elected officials on notice to draw a fairer map looking toward 2014, an election year in which the governor’s office and all legislators’ seats will be up for grabs.
“When the voters speak, the governor and leaders of the legislature will be forced to come up with a map that makes sense,” he said. “If they don’t, it will be at their own peril.”
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