Redistricting proposal passes Md. Senate
The Maryland Senate approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan Tuesday to redraw the state’s eight congressional districts, overcoming opposition from Republicans and some Democrats who raised concerns about how the proposal treats minority voters.
The proposal passed 33-13 on a party line vote with one exception: Sen. C. Anthony Muse, a Prince George’s County lawmaker, was the lone Democrat to vote against the measure.
The redistricting proposal, the focus of a special session of the General Assembly this week, now moves to the House of Delegates, which is expected to work on the measure through Wednesday.
“ The map…is a map that we’ll all benefit from,” said Sen. Delores Kelley, a Baltimore County Democrat who supported the plan.