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Gerrymander

Former Hagerstown Mayor, David Gysberts atop City Hall with U.S. Route 40 ("The National Road") behind him in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The road was originally built in 1810 and connected Cumberland in western Maryland with Baltimore. Originally a District that was mostly rural, but included towns like Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland's 6th District was redistricted in 2011, combining rural northern Maryland regions with more affluent communities like near Washington D.C. turning the district from Republican to Democrat.

CREDIT: John Boal for The Wall Street Journal
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Former Hagerstown Mayor, David Gysberts atop City Hall with U.S. Route 40 ("The National Road") behind him in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The road was originally built in 1810 and connected Cumberland in western Maryland with Baltimore. Originally a District that was mostly rural, but included towns like Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland's 6th District was redistricted in 2011, combining rural northern Maryland regions with more affluent communities like near Washington D.C. turning the district from Republican to Democrat. <br />
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CREDIT: John Boal for The Wall Street Journal<br />
GERRYMANDER