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Maryland Young Republicans Oppose Congressional Map Chairman calls proposal "ridiculous, disgraceful"
The Maryland Young Republicans join the majority of all Marylanders who are outraged by the Congressional Districts proposed by the Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee.
"The Congressional districts proposed by the Redistricting Advisory Committee are ridiculous, disgraceful, and an insult to each and every resident of the state of Maryland," said Maryland Young Republicans Chairman Brian Griffiths. "The majority of the Committee clearly decided to act in the best interests of their party instead of their state."
"The district proposed by the Redistricting Advisory Committee look like the result of the creation of tie-dyed t-shirt more so than sound public policy," Griffiths said. "Like the districts proposed in 2001, this proposal is nothing short of disgraceful and embarrassing to the people of Maryland. These districts were drawn with absolutely no regard to communities, district lines, or commonality of interests among the constituents of that district. It is certain that Maryland will continue to be recognized as having some of the most Gerrymandered, politically engineered districts in the country."
"In my testimony, I was one of many citizens who urged the members of the Committee to support districts that were compact and truly representative of the people of Maryland," Griffiths said. "It is apparent that the members of the Committee, as I predicted, paid no mind to the thoughts of their constituents when creating this map.The Maryland Young Republicans join our fellow Marylanders in opposing the legislative districts that have been proposed by the Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee. The people of Maryland should not be subjected to districts that are so gerrymandered for crass political purposes."
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