Pressure to increase African American representation

Maryland’s eight congressional districts will be redrawn this fall to account for population changes since 2000. A surging minority population — mostly in the Washington suburbs — is creating tension among Maryland Democrats about whether to increase representation for African Americans or protect areas held by incumbents.

Maryland’s eight congressional districts will be redrawn this fall.
Source: Maryland Department of Planning. Graphic: Ted Mellnik, Gene Thorp and Cristina Rivero/The Washington Post. Published on July 24, 2011, 11:00 p.m.
 
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