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The Maryland State Board of Elections confirmed Tuesday that it is reviewing paperwork for a petition to put sweeping firearms legislation on the 2014 ballot, a day before a Maryland state delegate plans to announce progress in an effort to challenge the recently passed gun laws.
Maryland gun-control advocates hope key parts of a comprehensive measure aimed at controlling gun violence will take root in other states grappling to limit gun access by criminals and the mentally ill in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Opponents are gauging interest in trying to uproot the bill at home by petitioning it to the ballot to give voters a chance to reject it next year.
Maryland residents can now register online to vote using a new Web-based system.
The Maryland Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against the Maryland State Board of Elections claiming thousands of electronically filed signatures in the petition drive against the state's congressional redistricting map were improperly validated, so the question on redistricting should not appear on November's ballot.
After more than a week of signature-confirmation, whether Maryland's new congressional districts will appear on the November ballot for an up or down vote is still too close to call.
More Republicans than Democrats have signed up to unseat Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in the April primary, even though boundary changes made during redistricting favor Democrats in the general election.
A conservative watchdog group announced Thursday it will aid in the legal defense of a petition drive against a Maryland law that would allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition under certain circumstances.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler was scheduled to file for re-election on Thursday morning. So far, no others have filed to oppose him.
RICHMOND (AP) — At the University of Richmond, more than 200 curious students crammed into the student commons this weekend to hear actor Kal Penn and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's son Nat speak passionately about Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid.