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Report: More provisional ballots filed in minority communities
Report: More provisional ballots filed in minority communities

WASHINGTON -- Maryland jurisdictions with a large share of minority voters are more likely to have a higher rate of provisional ballots on Election Day, according to a report Wednesday by the Center for American Progress. The liberal think tank found a correlation between minority population and provisional ballots in 16 states, including Maryland. The group notes that many provisional ballots — about one-third — are ultimately not counted, usually because the voter fails to correctly sign the document. "Our findings raise serious questions about the health and integrity of the voting process in these states," according to the report. "Since nearly one-third of...

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