Maryland Dems Push Early Voting, Rev Up Obama Vols

Maryland Moment
Copyright 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008; 3:11 PM

Top Maryland Democrats, including Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards and Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, joined at Sen. Barack Obama's Prince George's headquarters today to urge Maryland voters to approve a constitutional amendment that would allow early voting in the state. Question 1 on Tuesday's ballot will ask voters to allow the General Assembly to adopt procedure to allow voting on 10 days in the two weeks before the first Tuesday in November. If approved, Maryland would join 36 other states that allow early voting. The political leaders, who also included State Sen. David C. Harrington, Sen. C. Anthony Muse and Del. Barbara Frush, predicted lengthy lines at the polls in Prince George's on Tuesday. Some estimates indicate as many as 130,000 more voters could cast ballots Tuesday than did in Prince George's four years ago. Many county polling stations have seen lengthy lines

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