In 2009, a geospatial analysis firm, Azavea, released its white paper "Redrawing the Map on Redistricting 2010: A National Study" and declared that the 2002 Congressional Map enabled Maryland to have the least compact congressional districts in the nation, based on four mathematical tools for compactness. (Last week Maryland repeated its title in Azavea's "Redrawing the Map on Redistricting 2012 — Addendum"). Ms. Dumais proudly states the 2011 map keeps over 70 percent of Marylanders in their same congressional districts. But the 2002 map already had the distinction as the most gerrymandered congressional map of all states. In order to avoid another national embarrassment, the governor should have increased compactness on all eight congressional districts for the 2012 election. But he didn't.