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Maryland Elections Board member arrested on Jan. 6 riot charges, resigns

This article originally appeared in the Washington Post on January 11, 2024 and was written by Erin Cox and Tom Jackman.  

Below is policy and engagement manager Morgan Drayton’s comment on allegations again Board of Elections member Carlos Ayala.

“After the 2024 election, the General Assembly should seriously consider whether the process for selecting board members needs to be changed. This should be a wake-up call,” Morgan Drayton, policy and engagement manager at the nonpartisan government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland, said in a statement.

“It is sickening to think that Ayala was making decisions about our elections after allegedly participating in the attempted insurrection. His disrespect for the voices of Maryland voters and his disregard for the peaceful transfer of power stands in direct contrast to the duties of the Board of Elections.”

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