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Delores G. Kelley
Why resdistricting is a power play [Editorial]

In a few weeks, once the Maryland legislative session is over, the political winds in the state will turn to the 2014 elections. It will be about then that it will dawn on many voters that their legislative districts have changed. Legislative redistricting has long been a confusing and often controversial matter, something that the state needs to do every 10 years after the census to realign districts based on shifts in the population. Trouble is, at least in the case of the state legislative districts, the governor in office has ultimate control over the outcome. That's why you see oddly shaped districts drawn that allow for the party in charge to get favorable districts to...