WSJ Column Highlights Governor Hogan’s Fight Against Partisan Gerrymandering

A column in The Wall Street Journal highlights Governor Hogan’s efforts to fight partisan and racial gerrymandering in Maryland. Maryland is home to some of the most gerrymandered maps in the country with districts that are drawn to make “it impossible to create another majority-minority seat that would likely have been won by a black Democrat.”

In this year’s redistricting process, Maryland Democrats may go even further, “demolish[ing] the state’s last Republican seat, which is centered on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, by distributing much of it to shore up white Baltimore-area Democrats.”

However, Governor Hogan has pushed to remove politics from the redistricting process, unilaterally ceding his power to draw maps to a citizen “committee of three Democrats, three Republicans and three unaffiliated voters.”

Read here.