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O'Malley sees the light on redistricting

O'Malley sees the light on redistricting

At a recent lecture at the Boston College School of Law, former Gov. Martin O'Malley outlined what he described as a "principled response" to Trumpism and the threats to our democratic institutions it represents. Among his prescriptions: a state-by-state effort to end the gerrymandering of congressional districts, "a system that drives our representatives apart ... has wiped out diversity of opinions ... [and] digs ideological trenches around incumbents."

Marylanders who caught wind of this might be excused for thinking, "that's rich."

The notion that it was damaging our democracy to use highly sophisticated computer mapping and micro-targeting of...