Democratic Party

Editorial: Supreme Court gives incentive to get politics out of redistricting

The drawing of congressional and legislative boundaries in Maryland is an example of government at its worst and pure partisan politics at its most absurd level. Any process where elected leaders are given the power to redraw the boundaries to give them a favorable chance for re-election by manipulating political power bases to keep their party — and themselves — in power is an affront to the basic tenets of democracy. Every 10 years following the release of the latest census data, new districts are drawn to reflect changes in population shifts. In Maryland, where Democrats have a significant plurality in the legislature and where they nearly always have control of the...