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Redistricting referendum survived by a single vote in Court of Appeals

A petition drive to force a vote on Maryland’s congressional redistricting plan succeeded by just a single vote in the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals had rejected the challenge to the referendum in an order Aug. 17, but ...

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Setback for Solo Cup petitioners

One week after a controversial vote by the Baltimore County Council to rezone a 52-acre site in Owings Mills from industrial to commercial to make way for a new shopping center anchored by Wegmans, organizers of a petition drive to try to halt the development have received a setback from the county Board of Elections.

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Md. secretary of state certifies ballot language

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s secretary of state has certified ballot language for seven statewide questions voters will decide in November. Secretary of State John McDonough on Monday certified language for three constitutional amendments, three referendum petitions and a referendum on the ...

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Judge strikes down Virginia petition-circulator law

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s law prohibiting out-of-state residents from circulating petitions on behalf of third-party presidential candidates is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney said the restriction violates the First Amendment and is not narrowly ...

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Md. Democratic Party files complaint

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Democratic Party has filed a complaint against the Maryland State Board of Elections relating to the validation process of signatures in a petition drive against the state’s congressional redistricting map. David Sloan, the party’s executive director, ...

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Elections board certifies redistricting petition

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Board of Elections has certified that the state’s congressional redistricting map will be on the ballot in November for voters to approve or reject. Linda Lamone, the board administrator, wrote a letter to Washington County ...

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State senators urge big fines for Pepco, BGE

ANNAPOLIS — Two Maryland state senators urged state regulators on Thursday to fine Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. more than $100 million each for the long power outages residents suffered during and after a powerful summer storm that ...

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Online initiatives spur ballot petition drives

Maryland voters in November may face as many as three questions on the ballot to overturn laws passed by the General Assembly. Opponents of the third measure — a gerrymandered congressional district plan — are nearly halfway to reaching the ...

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Money rolls in for same-sex marriage petition drive

A group opposed to Maryland’s law allowing same-sex marriages says it has gathered 122,000 voter signatures, more than double the number of signatures needed to petition the law to a voter referendum. But those signatures didn’t come free. More than ...

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