One of the reasons that Maryland Democrats might give for being hesitant (to say the least) to undo the state’s aggressively gerrymandered congressional districts is that even as they are using their legislative and executive majority in the state to steal a congressional seat from Republicans, the same thing is happening in reverse in the other states. Call it “corruption for the sake of equilibrium.”
Well, as reported in an article at the always excellent Maryland Reporter, state Sen. Paul Pinsky is proposing a novel solution to the disenfranchising district map. Pinsky proposes that Maryland adopt a new, nonpartisan redistricting process and convince a heavily Republican state to do the same.
Sounds pretty far out to pass a state bill that depends on another state passing similar legislation, but I’m game. Let’s do it.