Posted by: Ann Corcoran | July 22, 2011

It’s official, almost 109,000 signatures validated by Maryland State Board of Elections

From the Baltimore Sun today:

The State Board of Elections today notified petitioners that they have succeeded in their effort to have Maryland voters weigh in on a new law enabling illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

Elections officials have been counting and validated signatures over the past few weeks. In all, the board accepted 108,923 signatures, nearly double the 55,000 or so needed to secure the referendum a spot on the November 2012 ballot.

“Today the voters of Maryland have achieved a huge victory, “Del. Neil Parrott said in a statement. The Washington County Republican led the petition effort.

“When we started this petition drive, we knew that Maryland voters wanted more financial responsibility in Annapolis and wanted the enforcement of our immigration laws, not ways to skirt around the law. Today marks the beginning of the end for an illegal alien benefits bill that simply does not make sense.”

It was a short article, but go to the Sun and read the comments.



Responses

  1. Now, if we can assure that only citizens can vote on this, it should pass.

  2. Just curious.

    Any talk about Parrott for higher office?

    He has to be the most accomplished/known/popular Republican in the Free State today.

    • Not that I know of!

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  5. […] mull over the choices of Presidential candidates for 2012.    We felt the mood clearly in the recent very successful petition drive in Maryland to get the issue of instate tuition for illegal immigrants on the ballot for […]


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