Panel Gives Thumbs Up to Republican Nominee for Maryland Elections Board

– Maryland Senate panel approves Republican nominee Diane Butler for state elections board.
– Butler, former Howard County Board of Elections member, confirmed she was at home during January 6, 2021 riot.
– Committee emphasized need for careful confirmation proceedings for state election officials and questioned Butler about her views on election system integrity.
– Maryland State Board of Elections consists of five members, three Democrats and two chosen by Maryland Republican Party.
– Senate to vote on Butler’s confirmation, if approved she will join board overseeing state’s election process.
– Committee’s thoroughness in questioning nominees reflects importance of ensuring electoral process integrity.
– Bipartisan board will continue responsibilities to maintain fairness and accuracy of Maryland’s future elections.


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