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Howard County Elections - Behind the Scenes


The series of short articles below give background that can help in evaluating legislation and candidate positions on issues. Please read and share these!


Fair Elections

National Popular Vote

A Solution to the Electoral College

Campaign Finance Reform

Congressional Findings in HR-1

The Case for Campaign Finance Reform

How citizens united reshaped elections

The 2010 Supreme Court decision further tilted political influence toward wealthy donors and corporations.

Public Financing of Elections

A Case For and Against

Redistricting of Congressional and State Legislature Offices

Maryland Bills from 2019 session

Bills of interest

US Senate and House bills related to protecting our democracy

Lessons learned

How to effectively lobby for a bill

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