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Republicans question faulty voting machines, federal lawsuit says non-citizens have voted

October 28th, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian

One week into Maryland's early voting period and six days from Election Day, ballot security and voter fraud are being called into question in a gubernatorial race that is tighter than most expected. Republican officials and average citizens are expressing concerns over faulty voting equipment, erroneous absentee ballot mailings and the potential for voter fraud by non-citizens


Dems urge African Americans to vote for Brown — ‘It’s our turn’

October 26th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The Maryland Democratic Party has been sending out mailers to heavily African American areas telling them to vote for Anthony Brown because "it's our turn" to have the state's first black governor. The mailers and handouts, which have offended some older white voters who saw them, visually tie Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to Martin Luther King and President Barack Obama. "We've come a long way in our journey," says the cover of one mailer


Democratic PAC under investigation ceases activities

October 26th, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian

A super political action committee under review for possibly prohibited coordination between the campaign of Democrat Anthony Brown and his chief fundraiser transferred the bulk of its remaining funds -- $250,000 -- in mid-October to a federal super committee now running attack ads against Brown’s Republican rival. While state election officials would not confirm or deny the PAC “One State One Future” was temporarily required to halt campaign activities as a result of the investigation, One State One Future has not reported any major expenditures since late July


Rascovar: Brown’s hoax on Hogan

October 26th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar

“Liar, liar, pants on fire!” That’s what Larry Hogan could well have said after Democrat Anthony Brown’s latest attempt to fabricate a hoax and then try to sell that bald-faced untruth to voters about plans to eliminate school construction funding


Question 2 permits special elections for county executive vacancies

October 23rd, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

A state constitutional amendment to permit local voters to fill a mid-term county executive vacancy snuck up on Marylanders as Question 2 on this year's ballot. The amendment, first proposed by the Montgomery County delegation, got virtually no attention from reporters as it made its way through the legislative process earlier this year. It didn't get all that much attention from legislators either


Blue Maryland can go Republican with Hogan, Christie says

October 21st, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie assured Republican volunteers in Bethesda Tuesday morning that a Republican can be elected in a blue state like Maryland. "It can happen," said Christie, who was in town raising money for Larry Hogan, Jr., the Republican nominee for governor. "I'm here to tell you, I'm living proof. And, it can also happen more than once."


President Obama rallies support for Brown in Prince George’s

October 20th, 2014 | by Alexis Webb

President Obama made a rare campaign stop in Maryland Sunday afternoon to rally support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown and to encourage early voting. Marylanders fought heavy traffic, stood in line for hours, and were screened through airport like security before participating in the rally


‘There you go again': How Brown and Hogan did in the last debate

October 19th, 2014 | by Maryland Reporter

"There you go again," Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said at least twice to Republican candidate Larry Hogan Jr. in their third and final debate for the governor's office. It was true for both men, as they replayed comments from the previous two debates, their TV ads and stump speeches. They repeated facts, figures and fictions, true-life examples and exaggerations. And here they go again, our commentators assess the debate: This posting contains nine separate commentaries from Len Lazarick, Todd Eberly, Barry Rascovar, Tom Schaller, Blair Lee, Rick Vatz, Brian Griffiths, Blaine Taylor, Melissa Bolling and Charlie Hayward


Rascovar: Md. voters should junk the lockbox amendment

October 19th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar

Marylanders are being sold a bill of goods under the guise of fiscal accountability. That's why on Election Day voters ought to think twice before approving a constitutional amendment giving transportation programs priority over social programs when the economy turns sour



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