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Democrats can't 'play fair' on redistricting

I couldn't disagree more with your editorial on redistricting ("Hogan swats down 'phony' reform," May 10).

Republicans have played the gerrymandering game brilliantly. They have a 45 seat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. They hold 33 governorships. They control both legislative bodies in 32 states. And The Sun wants a blue state like Maryland to play fair?

Gerrymandering is indeed a partisan travesty in that it allows politicians to choose their voters instead of the other way around. Yes, Maryland is as guilty as red states like North Carolina and Texas, but acting alone would do nothing to change the dynamics in other states. And it would be another example of Democrats taking a slingshot to a gun fight.

Redistricting requires a national solution. The General Assembly's legislation is a step in that direction.

Herb Cromwell, Catonsville

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