Skip to comments.P.G. key in votes on Maryland ballot questions
Posted on 11/06/2012 4:19:25 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Prince Georges County voters could tip the balance in Marylands two most closely contested ballot initiatives on Election Day.
Polls have shown that Maryland voters are closely divided on referendums to expand gambling and legalize same-sex marriage, and Prince Georges residents have been courted heavily in both campaigns.
The countys voters have unofficial veto power over part of the gambling initiative that would allow a Prince Georges casino, and its abundance of religious, socially conservative black Democrats are widely seen as a pivotal demographic in the marriage battle.
This is a really important election for us, said Pat Myers, an Adelphi resident who said her nearest early voting precinct had two-hour lines last week. People are paying the most attention theyve ever paid, from my perspective.
Of this years seven statewide ballot questions, the one that most directly affects Prince Georges voters is Question 7, which would allow table games at existing slots parlors and a new casino in the county.
Statewide passage would allow the table games, but approval of a Prince Georges casino also unofficially requires majority support from the countys voters. The stipulation is not written into law, but state officials have said they would honor it if county voters reject the initiative.
Some residents say a local casino could bring crime and could fail to deliver the school funding that supporters have promised. Others say it could bring jobs and money to make the county into a respected tourist destination.
Im not a gambler myself, but I know that a lot of people do go to West Virginia and Delaware to gamble, said Warren Chambers of Bowie. So why not stay right here and bring that money to the county?
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PG [and the rest of MD] have a decent shot to take down gay marriage, casinos, and the re-districting of CD-6.
But, the DREAM Act might pass ...
The Dream act will not pass with my vote, nor will the Homo’s
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
They didn’t get my vote.
why should I vote for anything my govenor owemalley wants, all he ever does is raid the employees pension fund or raise our taxes
My hearing on returns on the Questions is bad - 2:1 against us on homos, illegals, everything.
I’m sick to death and disgusted by the people in this state.
Washington State just became the first state in the country to pass queer “marriage”. Time to get the hell out of this country and state.
Marylanders are not exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer. #astatemorelikeEurope #MyBigFatGreekState