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Maryland: Ehrlich mailing dollar bills to voters

AP reports: Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is mailing some Maryland voters a dollar in a fund-raising technique that is being reviewed by the State Board of Elections.

Jared DeMarinis, director of the board’s candidacy and campaign finance division, told The Washington Post that the case could be sent to the state prosecutor’s office, depending on what officials conclude. ...

It is clearly illegal under Maryland law for candidates to give people money to garner their vote. The propriety of what Mr. Ehrlich did is less clear, he said.

The law also requires campaign expenditures to be made by check, and this involves cash, Mr. DeMarinis said. -- HometownAnnapolis.com, Government - Ehrlich's fund-raising technique scrutinized

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