Democrat Martin O’Malley, a failed presidential candidate that no one paid attention to, admitted that the Democrats used gerrymandering to take a seat away from the Republicans…
The Daily Caller reported:
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley admitted that he, along with other Maryland Democrats, gerrymandered the state’s 6th district to oust long-time Republican incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in 2012, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.
A lawsuit filed in 2013 alleged gerrymandering has been moving through Maryland’s courts, forcing Democrats to talk about what the Baltimore Sun says many already suspected: Democratic redistricting was unconstitutional. Following the 2010 census, Democrats expanded Bartlett’s 6th district into the heavily-Democratic Montgomery and Frederick counties.
“That was my hope,” O’Malley told attorneys in his deposition. “It was my intent to create … a district where the people would be more likely to elect a Democrat than a Republican.”
In 2010, Bartlett won the 6th district by 28 points over his Democratic challenger. In the 2012 election, after the Democrats shuffled the maps, Bartlett lost his seat by 21 points to Democrat John Delaney.
Attorneys conducted depositions on O’Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch, and Senate President Thomas Mike Miller Jr., all of whom acknowledged that the redistricting was suspect, though Miller argued he was not involved.
O’Malley said the map probably wasn’t “good for the country as a whole.”
Isn’t it amazing that corruption and Democrats always to go together?
WOW PTrump proved right again
— Woolbrook (@lshi7175) June 1, 2017
Oh oh. Isn’t that illegal? Just asking. 👵🏻
— Marilyn (@mekumpf) June 1, 2017
O’Malley is a freaking fruitcake!
— Patriot for Trump (@DCarver1018) June 1, 2017
Martin O’Malley just another lying phony slimeball crooked politician!
— JJ Pal (@jjpaldad) June 2, 2017