There was never much doubt about it, but now it’s official: Maryland voters in November lawfully decided to expand casino gambling.
An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit seeking to set aside the results of the state’s costliest-ever ballot campaign – one that is expected to give rise to a Las Vegas-style casino in Prince George’s County.
Judge Ronald A. Silkworth said opponents’ attempts to upend the vote on technicalities were baseless.
Among other things, former Prince George’s County Council member Tom Dernoga had cited a quirk in the state ballot language to argue the measure should have only been valid if approved by a majority all registered voters – not just the ones who turned out on Election Day.
Silkworth dismissed the argument saying the intent has been clear since the time of Common Law in England.