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MD Governor Vows to Fight for Redistricting Reform After High Court Decision

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he'll keep pushing for redistricting reform in the state, but Democrats say a national solution for reform is needed, not a piecemeal approach on a state-by-state basis.

The Supreme Court on Thursday reversed the outcome of federal court rulings in Maryland and North Carolina, where courts had ordered new congressional district maps to be drawn due to partisan gerrymandering. That's when political parties in control draw districts that favor them.

Hogan says the court's ruling is "terribly disappointing to all who believe in fair elections."

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says the high court's decision "only strengthens the need for Congress and the President to work together to create a set of rules across the country."

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.