Md. Bd. of Elections member resigns after being charged with Jan. 6 crimes
This article originally appeared in Maryland Matters on January 11, 2024 and was written by Josh Kurtz.
Below is policy and engagement manager Morgan Drayton’s comment on the arrest and indictment of Republican member of the Maryland State Board of Elections Carlos Ayala for his alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection.
Common Cause Maryland, the government watchdog organization, called Ayala’s arrest “a wake up call” and suggested that, following the 2024 election, the General Assembly should consider changing the way elections board members are appointed.
“It is sickening to think that Ayala was making decisions about our elections after allegedly participating in the attempted insurrection,” said Morgan Drayton, policy and engagement manager at Common Cause Maryland, said in a statement. “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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