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Back to the future on voting

Fourteen years ago, when the nation was riveted by the spectacle of poll workers parsing the differences between dimpled and dangling chads after the presidential contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush, Marylanders could rest fairly easy. A few counties still used old-fashioned voting...

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