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Currie challenger seeks probe of voting procedures

By Miranda S. Spivack
Washington Post Editors

Jennifer Lowery-Bell has asked Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler to investigate Prince George's County's handling of write-in votes in the Nov. 2 contest for state senator for the 25th District.

In a letter to Gansler on Monday, Lowery-Bell said local election officials failed to inform voters at two polling places about the procedures for casting a write-in ballot. She said the problems occurred during early voting at the county's Sports and Learning Complex, and on Nov. 2 at Kettering Middle School. In both instances, she said, she complained to the chief elections judges at each polling place.

Lowery-Bell conducted a write-in campaign against Sen. Ulysses S. Currie (D), who was indicted in September on charges that he took more than $245,000 in bribes to do favors for a grocery chain. Currie, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, easily won reelection last week.

A spokesman for Gansler's office acknowledged Monday afternoon that the letter had been received and that the allegations would be examined.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | November 8, 2010; 3:48 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections, General Assembly, Miranda Spivack, Prince George's County  
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