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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Desperation tactics on early voting

Because of the anticipated results of early voting, Democrats are generally very much for it and the Ehrlich administration is very much (even desperately) against it. See this Sun article.

Republicans statewide are pulling out all the stops (a referendum attempt and unwillingness to provide funds for it) against early voting.

Legislation that was enacted over the governor's veto both last year and this year would enable early voting in Howard County at three specific library locations (East Columbia, Miller, and Savage) from Tuesday through Saturday the week before both the primary and general elections. This would obviously make it easier for more people to vote, both in Howard County and elsewhere in Maryland. But the prospects of this happening this year are more than a little cloudy because of the referendum efforts, the funding matter, and the real possibility of it getting entangled in legal proceedings that might extend past either election day. Time will soon run out and it's going to be an interesting situation to watch.

5 Comments:

Blogger Mike Milligan said...

One could also say the Democrats were desperate for more votes and changed the rules to allow early voting.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Desperate for more votes? Perhaps voters, after the 2000 and 2004 elections, are looking for as many assurances as possible that elections will work as they should, with every person who is allowed to vote being able to regiter and vote without impediment and having their vote counted without controversy. Anything wrong with that?

10:24 PM  
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