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Action Alert: Help Maryland get fair, transparent elections

By Joyce McCloy, voting activist  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   No comments
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Three lawmakers are keeping Maryland from having fair and transparent elections in Maryland.
They are also recipients of donations from Diebold lobbyists.

Blockers: Senator Thomas Middleton, Senator Mike Miller and Speaker Mike Busch

Senator Schrader tried to get her amendment to make the bill identical to HB244 a vote. She was quickly interrupted by Senator THOMAS MIDDLETON, who said that because of the 22 million dollars that this would cost the counties that the bill go to Budget and Taxation and be held off till Monday. Middleton is likely doing the bidding of Mike Miller. Senator Harris objected, and Miller would not allow this objection to come to a vote, from what I am being told that is against Senate rules. Senator Schrader tried to bring up her amendment again but they would not hear it.

It is abundantly clear that Mike Miller is blocking the vote, everyone should call Miller and Middleton NOW!!!

THOMAS V. MIKE MILLER, JR., President of Senate
Democrat, District 27, Calvert & Prince George's Counties
State House, H-107
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991
(410) 841-3700, (301) 858-3700
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3700 (toll free)
e-mail: thomas.v.mike.miller@senate.state.md.us
fax: (410) 841-3910, (301) 858-3910
8808 Old Branch Ave., Clinton, MD 20735
(301) 868-6931; fax: (301) 856-4029

Democrat, District 28, Charles County
Miller Senate Office Building, 3 East Wing
11 Bladen St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991
(410) 841-3616, (301) 858-3616
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3616 (toll free)
e-mail: thomas.mclain.middleton@senate.state.md.us
fax: (410) 841-3682, (301) 858-3682
Tell speaker Busch to give back his Diebold money!

MICHAEL ERIN BUSCH, Speaker of House of Delegates
Democrat, District 30, Anne Arundel County

State House, H-101
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991
(410) 841-3800, (301) 858-3800
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3800 (toll free)
e-mail: michael.busch@house.state.md.us
fax: (410) 841-3880, (301) 858-3880
Sample message

Dear Sirs - the citizens of Maryland ask that you pass HB 244.

-Stop blocking this bill!

-Stop working for Diebold!

-Represent the voters!

Short of that, we ask you to either return your donations from Diebold lobbyist
or recuse yourself from any positions that give you decision making power of this

The name of Diebold lobbyist who supported your campaign is:

John R. Stierhoff of
Funk & Bolton, P.A. 36 S. Charles Street 12th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410659-4975

Here is what you need to return -

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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