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Western Md. Secessionists Hold Town Hall Meeting Today

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According to Rich Biancone, a volunteer with the group that’s looking to turn Maryland’s five westernmost — and predominantly conservative — counties into its own state, tonight’s town hall meeting at Allegany College of Maryland is “for supporters, detractors, or those just plain curious.” I choose (C).

The Western Maryland initiative, begun by Scott Strzelczyk of Carroll County, has been gaining steam. The group’s Facebook page has over 7,000 likes, and they’ve rolled out a decent-looking website — featuring a mile-long list of grievances with Annapolis.

The first grievance I happen to agree with: “They have gerrymandered the State Delegate and Senate districts as well as the federal congressional districts to dilute and eliminate the minority voice in the political process.”

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