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Foes of Md. redistricting map submit signatures

Sunday - 7/1/2012, 6:11am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Opponents of Maryland's congressional redistricting map hope they have submitted enough signatures to put the map on the ballot to give voters a chance to reject it, but it's unclear if they have succeeded.

They faced a midnight deadline to deliver them to the Maryland Secretary of State's office in Annapolis on Saturday.

Delegate Neil Parrot, R-Washington, said in a statement late Saturday that he is optimistic about the result, but opponents are going to wait until Monday to talk about how many signatures they have handed in, out of respect for severe storms that hit Maryland on Friday night.

The group needs to have 55,736 valid signatures.

So far, the group has submitted 26,763 signatures to the Maryland State Board of Elections that have been validated.

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