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Maryland Democratic Party and Delegate Brian Crosby Releases Statement on Voter Suppression in St. Mary’s County

The Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, and Delegate Brian Crosby (D-St. Mary’s), released the statement below following the revelation that St. Mary’s County will only have a single early voting location. This is voter suppression, plain and simple,” said Chair Yvette Lewis, and Del. Brian Crosby. “Voting is the fundamental principle of democracy; there is no right more precious or sacred. By not putting an early vote location in the southern part of the county, St. Mary’s Officials have placed an undue burden on this right. Thirty-five percent of voters in the county live in District 29B, the center of which is fourteen miles away from the Hollywood location. The district is also home to the highest concentration of low-income voters and voters of color in the county. For many, this will be an insurmountable obstacle – everyone deserves the right to vote, not just the young and wealthy. Not only does this create an extraordinary obstacle to vote, it creates a public health risk. Forcing every voter in the county to the same polling location will put the safety of voters and poll workers at risk. With the threat of COVID-19, we should be having more polling locations, […]

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