A group trying to overturn the state's new Congressional map received good news from the Board of Elections today: They've hit their mark....or maybe the State Legislature is simply completely out of touch with the sentiments of their constituents??? NAAAAHHHHH, couldn't be. ;)
As of this afternoon, the board had certified 56,325 signatures on a petition to challenge the new Congressional map. That is 589 more than the bare minimum needed to trigger a referendum, and the board still has another 2,900 signatures to go this afternoon.
The state Board of Elections plan to continue counting signatures, and expects to be finished by the end of the week.
The Congressional map would be the third Maryland law to be put on the November ballot. The last law to go to the voters was two decades ago.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
With Three Voter Initiatives on the State Ballot, What do we Need a State Legislature for?