Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-MD), in sending a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) requesting information regarding the State of Maryland’s efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections.
The letter also pressed Hogan to work with the Maryland State Board of Elections and other state and federal agencies to make meaningful improvements to voter registration, voter access and election security to ensure that all eligible Marylanders can vote in the 2020 election.
“We write to request information regarding the State of Maryland’s efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections and to make meaningful improvements to voter registration, voter access and election security to ensure that Marylanders can exercise their constitutional right to vote in the 2020 election,” the Members wrote.
“In Maryland, approximately 54% of eligible voters – more than 2.3 million people – voted in the 2018 election. Historically, voter turnout is even higher during a presidential year. With nearly 4 million active registered voters in Maryland, it is essential that the voting problems that occurred last year are not repeated in 2020, and that any security vulnerabilities are addressed before next year’s elections,” the Members continued.