Today I want to look at the final issue I must prove in court as regards voiding these democratic election results----would the election results have been different if not for these election violations? The answer is a resounding YES! The combination of extremely low voter turnout combined with my 6,500 votes placing me at 1% of total of registered democrats will prove that the election could have and would have had different results. Any election news commentator would say------this candidate is 10% away from the front-runner so is still in 'striking distance'. Indeed, with only 10% of votes separating Anthony Brown and Cindy Walsh and 72% of registered democratic votes available to win-----the only conclusion is that Cindy Walsh would have garnered that 15% needed to win this election. No one of those 72% wanted Brown, Gansler, or Mizeur so they would have voted for Cindy Walsh----at least 15% had they had just a moderate exposure to my campaign. See why it was so important to keep even my name out of this democratic primary coverage?
CINDY WALSH FOR GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND WOULD HAVE WON IF NOT FOR SYSTEMIC ELECTION FRAUD.
One thing all Marylanders know is that in no venue is the citizen allowed to openly ask questions of these political candidates. A moderator decides what is asked and in almost every case that moderator asks the same talking points Brown, Gansler, and Mizeur discuss. The small venues that allowed my campaign access were almost always ones that allotted 1 minute for the candidate to say her name and the office for which she ran. One event allowing 3 minutes actually changed the rules in mid forum when they heard my platform dismantled O'Malley's policies and the moderator made clear that the goal was to continue O'Malley's policies. Sadly, these are black election venues. The neo-liberal dismantling of public justice, Bill of Rights, and equal protection will hit people of color and women the hardest as is already seen by last decade's massive corporate fraud of people's retirement investments-----overwhelmingly hitting these groups afforded no equal protection. This is why these election violations are going to court as civil rights violations as well as election rigging. Dismantling the US Constitution will damage every citizen of America. How can you have an informed electorate if people are denied any access to questioning and answers to the greatest issues? The judge in this case is required to consider if these violations kept the voters from being that informed electorate.
Below you see one of many comments on my campaign website. It is clear if not for the censure of my campaign I would have had the votes needed to win this election.
What can be done about the automated phones calls? They have been annoying & disruptive! Please don't give up Cindy! We found about you the day after we early voted
keep us posted and networking I will!!! Good Luck!!!
Let's look at the duplicity of the media outside these election violations and polling frauds by looking at the headlines after the election. Whether local or national media----whether election businesses or political pundit all you saw in the news was that Anthony Brown won a decisive victory with a wide lead over the two contenders. His 12% was decisive over Gansler and Mizeur's 5%. THOSE FRONT-RUNNERS!
Below you see one national media outlet----albeit the Philadelphia Inquire of political commentary----but aren't they all now? All of these media outlets know the polling was rigged.....they know Brown won with 12% of the vote and they know I am contesting this election and none of this will be mentioned. If I win the case and the election is voided as needs to happen----the media will not say a word.
You will know you are tuned to a labor and justice media outlet if they are talking to you about the issues in my race.
The importance for neo-liberals to place a person of color or woman as the face of these policies lies strongly to the dismantling of equal protection and move to third world society that always pushes women and people of color to the lowest extremes. This is Clinton neo-liberalism folks.
Anthony Brown Wins Democratic Nomination In Maryland Gubernatorial Primary
The Huffington Post | By Samantha Lachman
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination in the race to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), the Associated Press reports.
Brown emerged from a field of candidates that also included Attorney General Doug Gansler and state Del. Heather Mizeur. He had held a commanding lead in the polls throughout the race and had picked up endorsements from much of Maryland's Democratic political establishment, including O'Malley, so his Tuesday evening win read as more of a coronation than a surprise.
Gansler had tried to tie Brown to the state's troubled rollout of its online insurance exchange, since Brown oversaw the Affordable Care Act's implementation. However, Gansler's strategy proved unsuccessful, as the state's voters ultimately didn't blame Brown for the website's structural problems. Gansler did get Brown to admit during a candidate debate that he should have taken a more active role in guiding the exchange's development.
Brown is widely expected to be Maryland's next governor, given the state's strong Democratic tendencies. A November win would be a historic one: Brown would be the state's first black governor.
It was Brown's disciplined reticence that contributed to record-breaking low turnout! Who knew? We all thought it was a repudiation of these 3 candidates. Brown simply needed to wait silently as O'Malley's political machine worked----only it did not work well enough. Even the union and justice leaders that campaigned hardest could not put lipstick on these neo-liberal pigs!
What is historic is a candidate winning a primary for governor with 12% of the registered voters-----that is something to write about!
Anthony Brown wins Md. Democratic nod with shrewd but gutless campaign
“Cautious” and “shrewd” are two words that fairly describe Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s wildly successful campaign strategy for winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
“Opportunistic” and “gutless” are others.
The safe, easy route prevailed. Brown parlayed a shiny résumé, blue-chip endorsements and a message of bland generalities to secure a landslide anointment as the state’s likely next governor.
His campaign theme: “Building a Better Maryland for More Marylanders.” Who would argue?
But Brown’s refusal to take bold, forward-looking positions on major issues means Maryland voters are set to elect a new chief executive without having a clear sense of where he wants to lead the state.
Governor Democratic Primary Lead Win
Anthony Brown 236,037 51.29%
Douglas Gansler 111,497 24.23
Heather Mizeur 99,913 21.71
100.00% of precincts reporting 0:19 See more results
Sure, Brown would govern as a liberal in the mold of his patron, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D). But the Democrats who effectively voted for a third O’Malley term did so without a clue about how it might be different from the first two.
Brown and his team should have been willing to say more, for the sake of securing a true mandate for action. Instead, his disciplined reticence contributed to such voter boredom that the primary had the lowest turnout in memory.
Here is Politico----the Washington political journal. They make this race seem like a landslide for Brown-----and as we know, Brown is the Clinton pick to be a raging neo-liberal.
Brown won by 58% to 21%----WOW! Doesn't sound like the 12% to 5% at all does it?
This is why the American people have not been able to fight this neo-liberal takeover of the democratic party and the same goes for the neo-conservatives and the republican party. The media are completely providing propaganda and not journalism on these elections and it is why people truly caring about elections in America are demanding the voters be allowed the opportunity to become informed on all issues and candidates.
Did you know that Ben Cardin's campaign re-election had that primary completely blacked-out in the media around Cardin's Baltimore district-----not one word on the Senate primary was heard during the primary. With 8 challengers in this race none of them were known to the public. As usual Cardin was re-elected by around 10% of registered democrats in his district. This then becomes the pollster's 'likely voters' cohort when polling. ONE GREAT BIG ELECTION FRAUD.
Democrat Anthony Brown wins Maryland governor primary
By STEVEN SHEPARD | 6/24/14 9:26 PM EDT Updated: 6/25/14 11:32 AM EDT Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, defeating two challengers in a race marked by personal attacks and a debate about the legacy of potential presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, who has governed the state for the past eight years.
Brown led Attorney General Doug Gansler 58 percent to 21 percent when The Associated Press called the race, with 5 percent of precincts reporting. State Del. Heather Mizeur was third, with 19 percent of the vote.
The race between Brown and Gansler was ugly from the start. Before Gansler even declared his candidacy, he was embroiled in two scandals: Maryland state troopers alleged he misused his state police vehicular detail, ordering officers to speed and break other traffic laws; and a photo emerged of Gansler at a Delaware beach party at which underaged attendees appeared to be drinking alcohol.
(Full results from Maryland's gubernatorial primary)
Also last summer, an audiotape emerged of Gansler suggesting that Brown had little to offer voters other than the historic nature of his candidacy. “I mean, right now his campaign slogan is, ‘Vote for me, I want to be the first African-American governor of Maryland,’” Gansler told a group of campaign volunteers last July, according to The Washington Post. “That’s a laudable goal, but you need a second sentence: ‘Because here’s what I’ve done, and here’s why I’ve done it.’”
In April, Gansler dismissed the notion that Brown’s military service was relevant experience to be governor. “You know, I’m running against somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything,” Gansler said at a forum in Bethesda. “You know his ads are about how he was a lawyer in Iraq, and that’s all fine and good, but this is a real job.”
More recently, Gansler’s television ads accused Brown of opposing President Barack Obama in 2008 — Brown and O’Malley endorsed then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) — and have criticized Brown’s leadership on the problematic implementation of the federal health care law in Maryland.
On the other side, Brown’s ads suggested that Gansler’s stance on universal pre-Kindergarten sounds like that of a Republican candidate (Gansler told POLITICO last week those ads and mailers have mischaracterized his position), and a pro-Brown super PAC aired a television ad resurrecting the state-trooper and underaged-drinking scandals.
Brown and Gansler were both well-funded, but polls never showed the attorney general erasing Brown’s early lead. Brown had the support of most of the state’s Democratic political establishment — including O’Malley, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.
Mizeur’s campaign, on the other hand, was publicly financed — which hamstrung her against her more cash-flush opponents. “We always knew with less resources and with a restriction on how much I could spend overall that we wouldn’t be able to get my ads on TV till the last three weeks of the race,” Mizeur said last week.
Brown will face GOP businessman and activist Larry Hogan, who won Tuesday’s Republican primary, in November. Democrats have controlled the governor’s mansion for all but four of the 45 years since Spiro Agnew left Annapolis to become Richard Nixon’s vice president.
The specter of the term-limited O’Malley loomed large over the primary. Gansler and Mizeur both praised O’Malley on social issues in pre-election interviews with POLITICO, but said he fell short on the state’s economy — with Gansler hitting O’Malley mostly from the right on the economy, and Mizeur hitting him from the left.
Brown, who was O’Malley’s lieutenant for all eight years in Annapolis, put little distance between himself and the incumbent during the campaign.
“I think Gov. O’Malley is going to be viewed … as a very successful governor because of the results that we’ve achieved over or during his administration and his leadership,” Brown told POLITICO last week. “I think he’ll be judged as a governor that got results for the people of Maryland.”
You can see the voter turnout falling with the advent of Clinton and neo-liberal capture of the democratic party and political system. Clinton ran as a progressive labor and justice candidate and then served the democratic constituents neo-liberal policies that killed the democratic majority of labor and justice. Clinton did this by lying about his intent. If you notice the 1998 election with Clinton had democratic voters faced with a democratic candidate that killed the democratic base as much as the republican candidate and that is when you see the voter turnout fall. Democrats were electing progerssive labor and justice and getting republican neo-liberals. Obama did the exact thing as he campaigned as progressive labor and justice. We all came out to voter still naive as to the degree of capture of the US election system and he is serving to the right of George Bush for goodness sake. So, the American people are feeling these elections are rigged and as we see in this one Maryland election the election rigging is complete and it is all illegal.
Will a judge rule with this overwhelming evidence that this election would not have had different results had Cindy Walsh not been censured? It would be impossible not to. The evidence is stark. Will a judge rule that there is direct prejudice in this censure based on platform? Again, the evidence is stark. The low voter turnout is not a symptom of voters not caring about politics-----it is the overwhelming capture of politics by these political machines that are then allowed to act with impunity in breaking all election law that has people feeling they have no recourse.
OUR ELECTION LAWS REQUIRE THAT CITIZENS BE FREE AND INTELLIGENT IN ENGAGING THEIR RIGHTS TO VOTE.
Please think about the organizations whose mission is protecting election rights------who make 'getting out the vote' and voter protections at the polls' a priority but then participate in this very act of rigging elections by breaking election laws meant to allow equal access to the election process to all platforms and citizens wanting to run for elected office. Maryland ACLU, Maryland Leaque of Women Voters, NAACP, the National Lawyer's Guild-----all tasked with protecting civil rights and liberties and all silent and/or participating in rigging these Maryland elections.
MAKE NO MISTAKE----THERE IS NOTHING PROGRESSIVE ABOUT NEO-LIBERALISM. IT IS ONLY REGRESSIVE.
Voter turnout for the Maryland gubernatorial primary: About 22 percent
Bill Boteler votes in the state's primary elections at the Annapolis Middle School on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Capital Gazette, Joshua McKerrow) (Joshua Mckerrow/AP) By Jenna Johnson June 25 About 22 percent of eligible Marylander voters appear to have cast ballots in the contentious gubernatorial primary Tuesday, which is higher than some had predicted but still a new low for a state that has seen participation in primaries gradually dwindle.
Unlike past years when gubernatorial primaries lacked competition, the Democratic and Republican contests this year both featured slates of viable candidates. The Democrats, in particular, spent millions of dollars on television advertising in an attempt to set themselves apart from their competition.
There were tense debates, controversial scandals and rounds of attacks lobbed between Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who won the Democratic nomination with about half of the votes, and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. In the final weeks, supporters of Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery) flooded Twitter and Facebook with talk of her candidacy.
But it just wasn’t enough to get most voters to show up.
Of the more than 3 million Democrats and Republicans who were eligible to vote in the primary, about 667,500 did so, according to results from nearly all precincts on Wednesday morning. Participation was about the same in both parties.
During the last gubernatorial primary in 2010 — when Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) easily won their primary battles — more than 25 percent of eligible voters participated.
Back in 1994, nearly 40 percent of voters cast ballots in the gubernatorial primary, but participation has been steadily falling since then. In 1998, it was 28.6 percent. In 2002, 30.8 percent. In 2006, 29.6 percent. Then 25 percent in 2010 and 22 percent this year.
This would be LOL if it was not so sad. WYPR was the king of election rigging. It acted with impunity in openly lying about the election making sure the citizens of Baltimore did not even know there were candidates in the democratic primary that were not neo-liberals.
WYPR ACTUALLY SAID AFTER EARLY POLLS SHOWED NO INTEREST IN THE CANDIDATES RUNNING----'IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE CANDIDATES WE PUT IN FRONT OF YOU----THEN DON'T VOTE'! THEY LITERALLY SAID THIS.
So, when people listened to WYPR and stayed home----WYPR pretends to be indignant. These are people with no moral compass attending our public media outlets and this has to change. WYPR's actions were so hostile to my campaign.....mocking the citizens of Maryland's right to free and fair elections.....they need to lose their licence and be charged with a felony assault on democratic elections. A corporation like Johns Hopkins should not be attached to public media anyway.
WYPR was the leader in the media blackout during the senate race of Ben Cardin----they are a chronic problem in election rigging.
Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassmentIn other countries, voters face real obstacles to exercise their right
June 25, 2014|Dan Rodricks
In Ukraine last month, some people braved the threat of violence to get to the polls to vote for a new president. According to news reports, heavily armed men in ski masks tried to scare off voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking entry to polling stations in the eastern part of the country; election officials were threatened, some kidnapped.
In Maryland, we just had a primary election to nominate candidates for governor — you know, like the president of Maryland — and the voter turnout was embarrassingly low. The vast majority of registered Democrats and Republicans did not participate.
There were no masked gunmen, and no election judges were abducted. So why did so few Marylanders exercise a right that — pardon this purple flourish — people all over the world have fought and died for?
Excuse me while I list excuses.
I'll start with the obvious: We take voting and the democratic process for granted. We think, "Someone else will do it," and they usually do. We've had breathtakingly low voter turnout before — see Baltimore City elections, 2011 — but not so low that the majority of us gets embarrassed and swears never to let it happen again.
We also want to be entertained. If a contested election isn't entertaining, if it isn't exciting, we stay home and watch something that is. Apparently, even with Doug Gansler running for governor, the Maryland primary wasn't entertaining enough for more than a small percentage of registered Democrats.
I could go on, so I will.
Here's another: The Maryland primary was moved from September to June, and people weren't ready for it. This reminds me of a brown T-shirt I saw on a guy at the state fair 20 years ago: "I'm so poor I can't even pay attention." I'm not sure what that has to do with the 2014 election, but I'm channeling it. I mean: You didn't know there was an election this month? There weren't enough TV commercials alerting you to the fact?
Here's another theory about low turnout: Early voting might be a culprit. I used to think it was a good idea, but now I'm not so sure. Easy voting is sold as a convenience for citizens who are really engaged and diligent about getting to the polls, but now I'm thinking that early voting might just diminish the specialness of Election Day.
Election Day should be a celebrated civic event, highly anticipated, a dress-up affair, a red-letter day, your big chance to be a good citizen.
But look what happened: A week of early voting set a record for a primary. More than 140,000 Marylanders went to the polls to cast votes between June 12 and June 19.
That means they didn't have to go June 24.
So we didn't have much of a Primary Day.
I know: There are many other reasons. People are sick of politics and politicians. People are still worried about the economy, their jobs, their households. People think their votes do not matter, especially in Maryland, where Democrats dominate and set the public agenda statewide year after year.
And, with one or two exceptions, the leading candidates were pretty — let me be polite — ordinary.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, the favorite in the Democratic gubernatorial primary — nice guy, but not a lot of that vision thing there. He ran a careful campaign designed to put him across the finish line first. Brown represents a safe choice; he represents continuity and stability, and that might have been all Democrats are looking for this year.