Maryland Absentee Ballots Mailed with Critical Marriage Equality Vote Page Missing
Ahhh, late September. That special time every four years where the American public pulls their hair out wondering how local election officials and polling centers managed to still completely F up the one thing they had four years to prepare for.
That means he couldn’t vote on some of the most talked-about ballot issues, including Question 6 on same-sex marriage, Question 7 on expanded gambling and all of his local county ballot initiatives.
We spoke to multiple election officials today. The Maryland State Board of Elections Deputy Administrator Ross Goldstein confirmed that some absentee ballots in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are missing the second page.
There’s really two ways of looking at this, I guess. Are you the type to assume the missing marriage equality page was an honest, if inept, mistake? Or do you suspect there’s foul play going on here, and that with polling showing a marriage equality victory on Election Day, election officials are up to something far more sinister here in Maryland?
Either way, UGH.