Skip to comments.Valerie Ervin threatens to sue after Maryland election board declines to print new ballots
Posted on 05/29/2018 2:22:57 AM PDT by Libloather
Rather than print new ballots before next months primary, Maryland elections officials decided Thursday to notify Democratic voters that former candidate Kevin Kamenetz has died and that a vote for him will be counted as vote for Valerie Ervin, his former running mate.
The state Board of Elections has said that it could not print new ballots to reflect Ervins last-minute gubernatorial candidacy largely because a single paper mill makes the only paper that Marylands voting machines can read.
Ervin decided to run after Kamenetz died suddenly May 10.
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I'm not so sure about all that...
It’s understandable that they wouldn’t be prepared for this since no one in the entire history of the world has ever died before.
Lawsuit in the offing
It is the way of things. Kamenetz died 7 weeks prior to the primary date, less than six weeks prior to early voting. The qualification period has long since ended and ballots were printed. I would not expect the BOE to give a candidate in my party such special treatment. She just needs to educate her voters - voters who may or may not want her in the top slot.
Executive Vice Chairman
Republican Central Committee for Prince George’s County, Maryland
And there's no stocks in their warehouse; and it takes 2 years to import the special trees from Patagonia to make this special paper that is especially made for Maryland's special voting machines; and the dog had a flat tire while eating my homework and there was a plague of locusts and...
>> largely because a single paper mill makes the only paper that Marylands voting machines can read.
Steady gig, how did that arrangement come about?
The “People’s Republic of Maryland” strikes again.
If the Board runs advertising announcing this candidates position on the ballot, it will be clearly construed as support for a particular and specific individual. How can that be legal?
I don’t believe that ‘paper’ bullshit for one second.
Howsabout you COUNT THEM BY HAND, you idiots??
>And there’s no stocks in their warehouse; and it takes 2 years to import the special trees from Patagonia to make this special paper that is especially made for Maryland’s special voting machines; and the dog had a flat tire while eating my homework and there was a plague of locusts and...
And the printer is located in Ellicott City...
Yeah well - maybe we should cut the early voting nonsense.
Then there would be enough time to get the ballot modifications completed.
A vote for one person is a vote for another?????? What if the person voting for the dead guy was making a statement? A statement like “the only one of these candidates worthy of the job is the dead guy”,perhaps.
Agreed. Put in place to help people who are sick and cannot leave bed, and military personnel.
Now, it is a convenience for lazy people.
I presume in the past if you asked for one, they would look you over and say “You don’t look disabled or active duty to me. What’s going on?”
Now: “There is a sale a Macys that could go down any day without notice! I must be prepared!”
She is a Democrat. She is of the party of early voting and all of its benefits and drawbacks. SHE OWNS THIS OUTCOME!
It's a political party primary election!
What does "legal" have to do with it?
Now ten miles downstream of Ellicott City.
Why not just put a picture of jackass and a picture of an elephant?
The voters can scribble a circle around which party they want to have select their masters.
Tough shitsky. Ballots should not be printed until the deadline passes to file for an elective office.
The Democrats in Missouri elected a dead man as Governor once upon a time. This is the way they do business.
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