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A Maryland man has sued over the Congressional redistricting map that was passed by the General Assembly last week.

Western Maryland resident Howard Gorrell, who attended all 12 redistricting hearings this summer, filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md.  

Gorrell, who is from Smithsburg, contends the map dilutes the voting power of agriculture-related electorates in the 6th Congressional district. The map moves a large portion of Democratic-controlled Montgomery County into that western Maryland district. 

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and a panel that created a preliminary map say the map reflects changing demographics along the Interstate-270 corridor. Democrats did openly admit the changes will help them as they to unseat incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), who's held the District 6 seat since 1993.

 

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