Marylanders supported Question
4 and became the first state in the nation to decide by popular vote that
undocumented immigrants can be eligible for in-state college tuition if
students have attended a high school in the state for three years and if they
or their parents have paid state income taxes during that time.
Makes History – Question 6 – Marriage Equality
A tremendous stride for equal
rights and social justice was made in Maryland on election night, as voters
upheld the state’s Marriage Equality law, sending Question 6 to victory by 52%-48%. Despite losing in 18 of the 24 jurisdictions, proponents ran up big vote
numbers in Montgomery County and fought to a near draw in Frederick, Baltimore
County, and Prince George’s. Maryland was joined by voters in Maine as the
first two states to ever successfully win same-sex marriage rights at the
Expansion Approved – Question 7 Passes
After the $90 million campaign
battle between casino operators on different sides of the issue, the voters had
their say and approved Question 7, 52%-48%. Although the percentage differential was identical to that of Marriage Equality
(Question 6), the coalition of supporters was vastly different. The
county-by-county returns show proponents won 12 of the 24 jurisdictions in the
state, including sizeable majorities in Montgomery, Prince George’s, and
Approve ALL Statewide Ballot Questions
While Questions 4, 6, and 7
were the most discussed and debated, there was a total of seven statewide
ballot questions. Maryland
voters cast majority votes FOR all seven.
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