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GOP Lawmakers Say Referendum Could Become Even More Common

May 14th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

With one referendum already certified for the general election, and signatures being collected on two other potential ballot questions- with yet another that could develop later this summer.  GOP lawmakers say the strategy could become even more commonplace in the future. Political observers, however, say such measures do little to drive voter turnout and the party could run out of money for such efforts quickly if the upcoming referendums go down to defeat at the polls. The most recent attempt to put a question on the ballot kicked off Tuesday, when Republicans and some Democrats came together to push for a referendum to repeal the congressional redistricting map drawn by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and approved by the General Assembly in October. Voters likely will decide in November whether to repeal the Maryland Dream Act, which would allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. Petitioners also are collecting signatures to repeal the same-sex marriage bill that was signed by O’Malley on March 1. A special session that might take place later this year could see expanded gambling placed on the ballot as well. Governor Martin O’Malley is confident that voters will support the dream act and same sex marriage…





 

3 Responses to “GOP Lawmakers Say Referendum Could Become Even More Common”

  1. May 15, 2012 at 2:48 am, Joe said:

    That last sentence above shows how out of touch O`Malley is the Dream Act and same Sex Union will be VOTED OUT it a SHAME Marylanders Can`t Vote O`Malley OUT.Common sense and GOD will WIN!!! Goverment say Church and State should be two different subjects but O`Malley put his nose were it didn`t BELONG.

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  2. May 15, 2012 at 8:00 am, Joe blow said:

    If you think church and state should be separate, why are you trying to legislate your religious beliefs on marriage? Civil marriage has nothing to do with religion and the same-sex marriage law allows religious institutions to refuse to perform them. Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t get one.

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    • May 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm, Hey Joe said:

      > Hey Joe Blow my response to you is that O’Malley has tried to force his own religious views down our throats and it has nothing at all due to that stupid same sex marriage crap.

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