I realize that politicians will always use redistricting to give their party an advantage, but it is usually done in a subtle manner. Using computers, districts can easily be created that keep communities intact. The Maryland Democrats led by Gov. Martin O'Malley should be ashamed of the district map that they have created.

It is a classic example of gerrymandering. The people and communities were totally disregarded to accomplish their political goals. Counties have been chopped into numerous pieces. It will be difficult for many to determine in which district they reside. I am insulted that they would push through this map, when it is seriously flawed.

Any politician who voted to approve the new map shows contempt for the people of Maryland.

Stanley J. Glinka, Ellicott City