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MD: Voter fraud minimal, but watchdog group to focus on absentee ballots

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By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter

ELECTION DAY: Voters cast their ballots at a polling place inside St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Baltimore on Nov. 6. Though incidents of voter fraud and suppression were minimal in Maryland, Election Integrity Maryland plans to scrub voting records with an initial focus on absentee ballot voters. AP Photo

ANNAPOLIS — Election Day concerns over voter suppression and voter fraud occurrences really didn’t materialize to the extent Election Integrity Maryland and the Maryland Democratic Party had expected.

But, the groups have vowed to stay heavily involved with the voting process. The watchdog group plans to scrub state voting records, initially focusing on absentee ballot voters, and the Democratic Party is looking to expand early voting for the 2014 elections.

“The problems that we noticed were pretty consistent throughout the state and they do tend to look like very small problems, but when you consider that they were replicated time and time again, it creates a bigger concern,” said Cathy Kelleher, president of Election Integrity Maryland, an offshoot of Texas-based True the Vote.

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