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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/17/2010

MontCo. ballot measures unlikely to qualify

By Washington Post editors

Two high-profile ballot initiatives designed to scrap a new ambulance fee and impose term limits for elected officials failed to make the ballot in Montgomery County because of a new standard for signatures that some argue makes it nearly impossible to land voter referendums on the ballot in Maryland, The Washington Examiner reports.

The majority of more than 30,000 signatures to do away with the recently adopted ambulance fee aren't valid, according to local election officials. And the author of a petition to put term limits on the county executive and council expects the same fate.

Read more of this story in The Washington Examiner.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 10:17 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Complete BS, looks like the county executive and council found a loophole to hide from getting the boot for doing a HORRIBLE job.

Posted by: pjohn1 | August 17, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I hope the ballot measure on term limits is infact disqualified.

Term limits go against the very core of Democracy.
They deny voters the ability to elect candidates of their choosing who are otherwise qualified.

Give me Freedom of Choice!

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 17, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

So now you will have to pay for that ambulance ride. You know, the one you already paid for with your taxes, except now, because of your sanctuary policies, you have to pay for all those who mooch away all those tax dollars!

Suckers......

Posted by: jeffreid1 | August 17, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't the signatures valid? Because some bureaucrat doesn't like left-handers?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 17, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

So...what ARE the new certification standards for signatures?

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 17, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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