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Henson’s defense lawyer played to his strengths, observers say (access required)

Despite the same prosecutors, the same set of facts and the same defense — each defendant blaming each other — two separate city juries have handed down wildly varying verdicts over a series of automated calls made to Democrat voters ...

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Closing arguments underway in robocalls trial

Maryland’s state prosecutor says a campaign consultant for Republican former governor Robert Ehrlich broke the law with election day robocalls in 2010 that were aimed at suppressing black voter turnout. Closing arguments began Wednesday in the case after more than ...

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Henson: Robocall was meant to stimulate votes

A consultant for Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign testified Monday that he wrote an Election Day robocall message telling voters to “relax,” but said it was actually a counterintuitive effort to motivate voters in the final hours ...

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Opening statements begin in second robocalls trial

Maryland’s state prosecutor says he will explain during the robocalls election fraud trial that a campaign consultant was aiming to suppress black voter turnout in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Emmet Davitt told a Baltimore jury Tuesday that they’ll hear from ...

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Sentencing set for former Ehrlich aide in robocalls case

A political aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich faces up to 12 years in prison for conspiring to use Election Day robocalls in what prosecutors cast as an effort to suppress black voter turnout. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for ...

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Election robocall defense targets Maryland anti-fraud law (access required)

A Baltimore judge is weighing the constitutionality of Maryland election law’s anti-fraud provisions, as a political operative stands trial for allegedly conspiring and attempting to sabotage Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s 2010 re-election with robocalls urging Democrats to stay home and ...

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