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Senator proposes two-state solution on redistricting reform

Senator proposes two-state solution on redistricting reform

Could Virginia be the answer to Maryland's convoluted congressional district map? A Montgomery County lawmaker thinks so.

Sen. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, has introduced legislation that would seek to enlist the Old Dominion in what he calls the Potomac Fair Representation Compact to eliminate congressional gerrymandering in both states.

Under the proposal, Maryland and other states would establish an independent redistricting commission -- with representatives of both parties and unaffiliated voters -- to propose new, less partisan district lines in both states. While the bill leaves the compact open for other states, Raskin said Virginia is the state he has in...

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