I shouted loudly at what I considered election fraud in Maryland this spring. The blackout in media and the failure to have any public discourse on primary challengers makes it impossible to have free and fair elections and indeed, in the Baltimore area people don't even come out to vote because the election process is so captured. I have filed an election complaint and will continue to pursue reforms. The League of Women voters told me that they tried to get the primary debates for 3 voting districts on media and they were turned down by all media. THIS IS NOT LEGAL......IT IS NOT FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS.....IT IS FRAUD.
So this is why we go to the polls each election to the same politicians. THIS YEAR I AM CAMPAIGNING WITH ALL OF YOU TO PROTEST THIS CRONYISM AND WRITE IN YOUR CANDIDATE FOR SENATE.....WRITE IN YOUR CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES........NOT CARDIN.......NOT SARBANES.......NOT CUMMINGS. For example we shouted loudly for Anthony Muse over Cardin. I will be identifying other candidates to back rather than Sarbanes and Cummings as well. WHAT IF THE DEMOCRAT LOSES? THERE WILL BE NO TIME THAT IS BETTER THAN NOW TO SAY 'IT IS BETTER TO CHANGE THE BAD AND WORK TOWARDS REFORMING THE ELECTIONS SYSTEM'! The elections in Maryland do not have close races with Republicans in most districts so even if there is a split ticket for the democrats, there most likely will be a democratic winner. We need to get the word out now across the Baltimore voting districts that we are not sending these politicians back! WE ARE GOING TO WRITE IN OUR CANDIDATE FOR THESE OFFICES!
A note from the League of Women Voters:
I just want you to know that the League shares your concern about the media. During the primary election, we did not succeed in even getting to get media outlets to link to a recording of a forum for the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th district candidates to which all candidates, regardless of party were invited to participate.
Baltimore City LWV
The gentleman below is a serious follower of politics in Maryland and while I haven't checked the figures he gave to me yet, I am very sure that something is amiss in this election. You can go to the Petition site to see my Complaint to the Federal Election Board. If we can't get him off the ballot, we will do a write-in campaign. For those hardened Sarbanes and Cummings voters.......you can't let them continue to allow our country to become third world!
VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT!!!!!!!
Im just one guy, but from what ive seen, something really doesnt make sense. The voting pattern doesnt make sense. Muse got creamed in PG? Doesnt add up. And because the end result is in syn with Nap, all's forgotten. On to the next one...
The Glover Report: US Senate Election Results in Maryland’s 2012 Primary Are Very Interesting US Sen. Ben Cardin (MD-D)
By Doni Glover, www.bmorenews.com
(ANNAPOLIS – April 18, 2012) – I wasn’t a math major, although 2 years in Baltimore Polytechnic Institute’s A-course more than qualified me as, at least, above average when it comes to numbers. Since the April 3rd Primary Election in Maryland, I have sat here mesmerized at the election results. Why? I am stunned that although C. Anthony Muse, the black Prince George’s County State Senator who was born in Baltimore and recently ran for US Senate against incumbent Senator Ben Cardin, worked as hard as Kweisi Mfume 6 years prior, his election results were dismal at best. According to Armstead Jones, the head of the Baltimore City Board of Elections, “The [voter] turnout was not good.” He added, “It wasn’t even 15%.” Voter turn-out, according to Jones, was exactly 14.67% in Baltimore City. Interesting to this journalist, however, wasn’t the turnout in Baltimore. Since Muse, a native Baltimorean, has spent his political career in Prince George’s County, the election results there garnered more interest. In any event, here are the facts. *In 2006, Cardin got 257,545 (43.7%) in Maryland. His key opponent, Kweisi Mfume clocked 238,957 votes (40.5%). *In this year’s statewide (2012) primary, Cardin received 240,598 votes or 74.2% of the vote. Muse, Cardin’s key opponent – who represents Prince George’s County, only got 50,794 votes or 15.7% of the vote. *In Prince George’s County this year, Cardin got 37,662 votes (57.12% of the population). Muse, on the other hand, got 25,243 votes or 38% of the vote. *Most interesting is the comparison of the 2012 Prince George’s County results to the 2006 primary results there: Mfume got 70,926 votes (70.18%) in majority black Prince George’s County while Cardin, who is white, got only 18.42% of the vote. Question: Although voter turnout was less in 2012, Cardin got around the same number of votes while the chief opponent, Muse, got a mere fraction of what Mfume got in 2006 – especially given Muse’s name resonates highly in Prince George’s County? Another question, Cardin went from 19,000 or so votes in Prince George’s County in 2006 to twice as many 2012 – in a county where Muse’s name is most known? Strange! Very strange! These numbers either suggest a major shift/reversal in Prince George’s County voting habits or something else … something terribly fishy. By the way, those close to the election suggest Prince George’s County, Carroll County, and Charles County voters, in particular, came out much stronger for Muse than these numbers suggest. Blacks, a strong voting bloc in the Maryland Democratic Party, comprise 30% of the state's population. According to the Prince George's County Board of Elections' Deneen Banks, "All we do is report the numbers." *2012 Statewide Primary Results *2006 Statewide Primary Results *2012 Prince George's County Primary Results *2006 Prince George's County Primary Results Delete ReplyReply ForwardSpamMovePrint Actions NextPrevious
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 31, 2012
IT IS NOT AN UPHILL BATTLE FOR A WRITE-IN WITH THIS POLITICAL CLIMATE-------EVERYONE IS DISGUSTED!!!!
November 2, 2010 Maryland election 2010: Write-in campaign in BaltCo Julian Jones recalled an encounter with an enthusiastic supporter for his write-in campaign as he greeted voters at Milford Mill Academy this morning. Unfortunately for Jones, who is running for County Council, the voter had written him in as a candidate for delegate.
"Jones, I wrote you in," the man told him,"because I can't stand that damn [Del. Emmett] Burns."
"That's the challenge of running a write-in campaign. I anticipate a certain percentage of that happening," Jones said, "but I'm encouraged that we'll make it up."
Jones is campaigning for Ken Oliver's 4th District seat. Oliver narrowly defeated him in the the September primary.
Meanwhile, Oliver was making a quick stop at his Liberty Road campaign headquarters before going back to the polls. He doesn't have a Republican opponent.
It was an unusual Election Day for the two-term councilman. He's never experienced a write-in campaign, not even as a volunteer on other campaigns.
"I just find it interesting that people really want to write in," Oliver said. "To me, the public has spoken when they vote in the primary. That's just me. But again, that's their right to write in."
LET'S SEE WRITE-IN CANDIDATES COMING FORWARD.......WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED AS TO WHO, YOU JUST NEED TO SAY 'I AM GOING TO VOTE MY INCUMBENT OUT'!
1. General Information
- Candidates must file a Certificate of Candidacy with the appropriate State or local election office depending on the office sought.
- A Statement of Organization to form an authorized candidate campaign committee must accompany the Certificate of Candidacy (unless the candidate is already associated with a candidate committee or if running for federal office).
- Candidates must file a financial disclosure statement in accordance with State or local law (if applicable for that office) prior to or at the time of filing the Certificate of Candidacy.
- A filing fee is not required for a write-in candidate.
- The candidate may file the Certificate of Candidacy by mail. All required documents should be mailed together. It is important to note, the Certificate of Candidacy and the Financial Disclosure Statement must be notarized for State office.
The Certificate of Candidacy may be filed in person. If filed in person, the candidate must provide identification (preferably a driver's license or official State ID).
- Write-in candidates must file no later than the Wednesday before the General Election. If mailed, the appropriate election office must receive the Certificate of Candidacy and all requisite documents by the deadline. Timely postmarked or faxed copies will not be accepted. Original signatures are required. In no case will a filing be accepted later than 5:00 P.M. on the Wednesday before the General Election.
- However, if the write-in candidate or the authorized candidate campaign committee makes expenditures that are equal to or greater than $51 in the promotion of the candidate, then the Certificate of Candidacy must be file no later than 7 days after the $51 threshold is exceeded.
- Each write-in candidate must file a Statement of Organization to form an authorized candidate campaign committee except for federal Write-in candidates.
- The authorized candidate campaign committee must be formed regardless of whether the candidate plans to have any financial activity. The candidate committee is required to file campaign finance reports periodically during the election year.
- Candidates who do not plan to have campaign finance activity greater than $1,000 may file an Affidavit of Limited Contributions and Expenditures in lieu of a detailed campaign finance report. The Affidavit may be Efiled on this site. The Affidavit must be filed for every reporting period. Only when the Affidavit is marked final will the filing obligations end. It is the personal responsibility and liability of the Chairman and Treasurer of the committee to file the reports or Affidavit. The maximum late fee penalty is $250 per report.
- Prior to the campaign finance report filing deadline, the officers of the committee and the candidate will receive a pre-report notice (Blue postcard) in the mail. If you believe the notice was sent in error, please contact SBE immediately, otherwise late fees will accrue.
To cast a write-in vote on the voting machine
- Touch the box to the left of the word "Write-in" in the contest you wish to cast a write-in vote.
- Using the electronic keyboard, enter the candidate's name, last name first. Then press RECORD WRITE-IN to cast your vote. Your vote will not be counted unless the record button is pushed.
- Any abbreviation, misspelling, or minor variation in the form of the name of a candidate shall be disregarded in determining the validity of the write-in vote as long as the intended candidate can be determined. Writing the last name only will constitute a valid vote, unless there is more than one candidate with the same last name.
- Writing in the name of the candidate for Governor or the name of the Lieutenant Governor is sufficient to the cast of a vote for the joint office.
- Candidates may give out cards containing a diagram and instructions, including how to spell the candidate's name.
- A voter must select “Write-in” by following the audio ballot's recorded instructions for using the keypad to make selections.
- The voter will hear instruction for entering a write-in candidate's name using the keypad. Letters are assigned to the numeric keys similar to a telephone.
- The voter will use the keypad to enter, change and confirm each letter as he or she enters a write-in candidate's name.
- After entering a write-in candidate's name, the voter needs to follow the audio ballot's instructions to continue voting the rest of the ballot.
- The voter can follow the audio ballot's recorded instructions for changing a vote, including a write-in vote, before casing his or her ballot if he or she chooses.
- A voter must write the name of the write-in candidate on the designated write-in line under the contest title.
- The voter must completely fill in the oval to the left of the write-in candidate's name.
- In the case of an absentee ballot, the voter will need to contact their local board of elections for a new ballot if he or she changes his or her mind after writing a write-in candidate's name before casting the ballot.
- In the case of a provisional ballot, the voter will need to see the Provisional Ballot Judge for a new ballot if he or she changes his or her mind after writing a write-in
WE WANT A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE IN ALL THESE RACES.....
VOTE OUT YOUR INCUMBENT!!!!
Ben Cardin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Daniel Bongino (R) - Ex-Secret Service Agent & Ex-Police Officer
Dean Ahmad (Libertarian) - College Professor, Astronomer, Ex-State Party Chair, Community Activist & '88 Nominee
Dennis David (Independent)
Rob Sobhani (Independent) - Business Consultant, Ex-College Professor, Author & '92/'00 Candidate
Brandy Baker (Write-in)
Barbara Mikulski (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2016.
Andy Harris (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Wendy Rosen (D) - Trade Show Sponsor, Magazine Publisher & Ex-Advertising Executive
Muir Boda (Libertarian) - Store Asset Protection Manager & '09/'11 Salisbury City Council Candidate
Marc Cohen (Independent)
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nancy Jacobs (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Del. & Businesswoman
Leo Dymowski (Libertarian) - State Parole Commission Hearing Officer, Attorney & Army Veteran
John Sarbanes (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Knowles (R) - Bartender, USAF Veteran & '10 Gov. Candidate
Paul Drgos (Libertarian) - Computer Programmer
Donna Edwards (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Faith Loudon (R) - GOP Activist, Homemaker & Ex-Chemical Lab Worker
Scott Soffen (Libertarian)
Steny Hoyer (D)* - (House Minority Whip Site) - (Campaign Site)
Tony O'Donnell (R) - State House Minority Leader, Retired Nuclear Plant Technician & Navy Veteran
Arvin Vohra (Libertarian) - Educator & Businessman
Jeremy Stinson (Independent) - Business Consultant & Navy Veteran
Roscoe Bartlett (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Delaney (D) - Businessman & Commercial Banker
Nickolaus Mueller (Libertarian)
Elijah Cummings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Frank Mirabile Jr. (R) - Landscape Designer & '10 Candidate
Ron Owens-Bey (Libertarian) - Social Worker & Frequent Candidate
Robert Brookman (Independent) - Retired Methodist Minister & '10 US Sen. Candidate
Chris Van Hollen Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken Timmerman (R) - Journalist, Author, Conservative Activist & '00 US Sen. Candidate
George Gluck (Green) - IT Consultant & '10 Montgomery County Council Nominee
Mark Grannis (Libertarian) - Attorney & '10 Nominee