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'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district
'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district

No one has called Maryland's 3rd Congressional District pretty. The irregular shape of the district currently represented by Rep. John Sarbanes has been compared to a Rorschach test and a crime scene blood spatter spread across Central Maryland. The New Republic called it "America's Most Gerrymandered Congressional District"; Roll Call said its boundaries frame a "Pinwheel of Death." And, memorably, the federal judge who ruled the map constitutional nonetheless declared it "reminiscent of a broken-winged pterodactyl, lying prostrate across the center of the state." Activists hoping to draw still more attention to the lines drawn by Democrats in...

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