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Henson returns to stand in robocalls trial

The defense has rested for a campaign consultant accused of using Election Day robocalls to suppress black voter turnout in the 2010 gubernatorial election.

Julius Henson, who worked for Ehrlich during his rematch with Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, finished testifying Tuesday in Baltimore. His attorney had hoped to call campaign manager Paul Schurick, but he will not testify. Rebuttal witnesses are being called.

Henson is charged with using the 2010 automated calls to influence or attempt to influence a voter’s decision to go to the polls through the use of fraud and publishing campaign material without an authority line. He has testified that the calls were a counterintuitive attempt to motivate voters in the final hours of the election.

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