Maryland judge stops fake ballot from being circulated
By Kyle Maichle
Prince Georges County Circuit Court Judge Larnzell Martin Jr., banned Citizens for Change from issuing fake ballots showing that State Senate candidate C. Anthony Muse (D-26th District) failed to register his campaign with the Maryland State Board of Elections. The fake ballots were designed to influence voters to not vote for Muse in the primary.
The week before the ruling, Muse saw one of the fake ballots and asked the Attorney General's office to investigate the matter. The Secretary of State's office filed a petition with the Prince Georges County Circuit Court to stop distribution of the fake ballots.
Judge Martin issued a restraining order to the Fort Washington-based community group on September 8, 2010. The order calls on Citizens for Change to not distribute ballot-like material to influence voters.