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Baltimore City legislative endorsements

The youth movement that has swept Baltimore politics in the last few years has produced some highly competitive primary elections this year, with young upstarts seeking to oust veteran lawmakers from one corner of the city to another. As with the City Council elections two years ago, we think that’s...

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    Master impersonators taking on multiple identities to vote as other people. Dead people rising from their graves to haunt your neighborhood polling place. Non-citizens descending by the caravan to vote alongside true Americans. The mythical beast known as “voter fraud” is as preposterous as it...

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    Advantage Kim

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