Franchot Urges Voters to Reject Congressional Map - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Franchot Urges Voters to Reject Congressional Map

Posted:
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC) Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (Photo: WBOC)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is urging voters to reject the state's congressional map, which will be on the ballot in November.

Franchot, a Democrat, spoke out against the map Tuesday.

The comptroller said the redistricting process has embarrassed the state and further eroded public confidence in the state's political process. Franchot said that while he is a Democrat, he would prefer to see Democrats win fair contests, "ones that aren't fixed before the election."

Opponents of the redrawn map, which was approved in a special session late last year by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, say it has been gerrymandered to favor Democrats. But Democrats who support the map say it reflects demographic changes.

Opponents gathered enough signatures to petition the map to the ballot.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Updated: Fire Ruins Historical Hebron Church

    Updated: Fire Ruins Historical Hebron Church

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:31:09 GMT
    Fire has destroyed the historical St. Paul's Episcopal Church located on westbound Route 50 in Hebron.More
    Authorities are investigating a Tuesday fire that destroyed the historical St. Paul's Episcopal Church at the corner of Memory Gardens Lane and Route 50 in Hebron, Md. Preliminary damage is estimated at approximately $500,000.More
  • Two Killed in Del. Crash

    Two Killed in Del. Crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:45:19 GMT
    Delaware State Police say two Dover men were killed Monday night after the tow truck they were riding in went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole near Little Creek.More
    Delaware State Police say two Dover men were killed Monday night after the tow truck they were riding in went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole near Little Creek. More
  • Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

    Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:46:35 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service