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Maryland wrestles with large share of General Assembly members who get the job by appointment

January 2, 2024

Voting rights activists and state Democratic Party officials say the way the Maryland Legislature uses appointments to fill vacancies is “undemocratic.” Nearly half of the state lawmakers in Montgomery County and a quarter statewide are not elected when they first get their seats in the General Assembly, according to Common Cause Maryland, a watchdog group that advocates for voting rights and fair elections.

Article Source: Washington Times

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