Pat Meehan

'It looks like gerrymandering'

'It looks like gerrymandering'

“I don’t know what this looks like to you, but to me, it looks like gerrymandering.”

That’s the punchline of a video Gov. Larry Hogan posted Tuesday on YouTube. It came after a series of man-on-the-street interviews in Annapolis with people asked to guess what a weird, squiggly shaped black and white drawing was. Some of the better guesses were a dog (if you turn it sideways), a cow’s face, a dragon and a pelvis. It was, of course, Maryland’s famously convoluted 3rd Congressional District, which was memorably described by a federal judge as “reminiscent of a broken-winged pterodactyl, lying prostrate across the center of the state.”

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