Holy Crap....

A petition drive to push Maryland's new early voting legislation to referendum has fallen short on the first deadline.

A Republican-led petition drive to thwart Maryland's early-voting provisions hit a major snag yesterday when the state Board of Elections said the effort fell 138 signatures short of moving forward.

The news was a blow to Marylanders for Fair Elections, a volunteer group backed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who both complain that the legislature hastily enacted early voting without safeguards to prevent voter fraud. Democrats considered it a victory, calling the drive a ploy to suppress voter turnout.

What Sun (surprise, surprise) doesn't tell you is that only measures the legislation include to verify voter's identity and the number of times a voter votes are after the votes are certified. Seriously....I have nothing left to say.

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