O'Malley Proposes Outrageously Partisan Congressional Map
Carves State Up Into 8 Gerrymandered Districts Just to Target One Individual
ANNAPOLIS – In response to the release of Governor O'Malley's partisan, Democrat-designed congressional map that outrageously gerrymanders the state of Maryland, Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney made the following statement:
"This map is an insult to the people of Maryland. It ignores the people's plea for a fair map that respects geographic boundaries and protects minority rights," said Chairman Mooney. "Governor O'Malley and his stacked partisan Democrat committee have created a map with the singular goal of carving up the Western part of Maryland and defeating Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett," Mooney said. "Not only does the map target one individual, but it also features not one or two but eight districts that look patently ridiculous."
"County boundaries and communities of interest were not given their due regard in this map. As a result, this map further violates minority groups who have been traditionally underrepresented in the state's congressional delegation," Mooney continued.
"Governor O'Malley has once again failed to live up to the 'One Maryland' talking point he uses during election years. I urge the General Assembly to reject this attempt to carve up and divide both the rural areas of our state and black communities to maximize the Democrats partisan advantage," concluded Mooney.