People For the American Way Foundation

When Government Officials Encourage Voting

As reported in Talking Points Memo, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has expanded early voting hours to make up for time lost due to hurricane Sandy.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an executive order on Tuesday that extended the early voting period to make up for two days that were cancelled by Superstorm Sandy. All early voting locations will now be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

That’s an expansion of three hours each day.

This is what it looks like when government officials aren’t bending over backwards to prevent people from voting.


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