Maryland elections board member resigns after being charged with taking part in Capitol riot

This article originally appeared in the Baltimore Banner on January 11, 2024 and was written by Pamela Wood and Brenda Wintrode.   

The good-government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland said Ayala’s arrest should be a wake-up call for state officials, who should consider changing the process for appointing members to the elections board.

“It is sickening to think that Ayala was making decisions about our elections after allegedly participating in the attempted insurrection,” Morgan Drayton, Common Cause policy manager, said in a statement.

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