Gerrymandering a concern in Montgomery County
For decades Montgomery County’s voice was diluted by gerrymandering. In 2021 new districts were drawn, and the results were an improvement, although they still left the county with more splits than necessary.
- For Congressional districts, the county’s population is equal to just over one district and therefore required one split. The new map splits it twice, but this is at least a major improvement over the previous map, which was heavily gerrymandered.
- For state Senate districts the splits are more disproportionate. Our population is equal to three and a half districts, but the new map splits us into five, and only one of those districts lies wholly within the county.
- For state House districts the new map created 14 districts, the exact number required, and only one of those districts covers part of another county. This is a vast improvement over the last map drawn by the legislature.
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