Shadowy Outside Groups Attempt to Sow Doubt in Maryland Elections

Yesterday, two right-wing groups with tenuous ties to Maryland filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Board of Elections seeking to prevent the Board from certifying future elections. 

Joanne Antoine, executive director of Common Cause Maryland, issued the following statement: 

“One of these groups was incorporated in Missouri. The other was founded by a lawyer in South Carolina. That should tell you all you need to know about their concerns for elections in Maryland. 

“Maryland has some of the most secure elections in the country. Common Cause Maryland and our partners have worked hard over the last few decades to improve our post-election processes, learn from infrequent voting machine errors, and establish trust between election administrators and the communities they serve. 

“This lawsuit is an attempt to sow doubt in the work we’ve done. We stand with the Board of Elections and election officials across the state, and we hope that this lawsuit is swiftly rejected by the court.”