ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Baltimore Sun’s Annie Linskey reports that the petition drive to put Maryland’s newly adopted Congressional district map on the November ballot has narrowly been approved. With 3,400 hundred signatures left to be validated, the 55,756 signature was met at around 1:30 PM Wednesday.
This November, Maryland voters will have the opportunity to overturn three pieces of legislation passed by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley:
- A Congressional re-districting map that opponents view as excessively gerrymandered.
- A law granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.
- A law legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland.