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Meredith Curtis Goode,, 443-310-9946

June 3, 2020

The following can be attributed to Amy Cruice, Director of the ACLU of Maryland's Election Protection Campaign: 

"We call on the State Board of Elections to immediately release more complete information about anomalies in the primary election results reported for Baltimore City. Overnight and during the day, the SBE took a series of unexplained steps, and released incomplete statements that did nothing but unnecessarily sow confusion and mistrust regarding the election results.  

"In a time when the country is facing multiple crises, and when trust in public institutions is at all time lows, and in an environment when misinformation is not only widespread but being intentionally weaponized, our public institutions, and, most importantly, the institutions that manage our elections, have an absolute obligation to quickly and throughly explain not just what they are doing, but why they are doing it. We deserve information so that voters and organizations can make recommendations and take action based on true and complete facts about what happened.

"The State Board of Elections can, and must, do better, and must do so right away."