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Group: Elections chief of suppressed some votes

July 22,2016 07:27

A coalition of concerned citizens and ex-felons are calling for the dismissal of Baltimore City elections director Armstead Jones, claiming he tried to suppress certain votes during the primary election. None of the claims are new, and Jones has ...and more »


EW IN HAS ALREADY ADDRESSED ALL OF THEM.   HE MUST GO, HE MUST GO, HE MUST GO. REPORTER: A COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS, EX-FELONS AND THE COMMUNITIES UNITED ORGANIZATION ARE CALLING FOR THE DISMISSAL OF  BALTIMORE CITY ELECTIONS CHIEF ARMSTEAD JONES. >> HE PERSONIFIES IN OUR OPINION A CONTINUING EFFORT TO SUPPRESS THE VOTE IN THIS CITY. OPENING OR CLOSING ON TIME. LETTER SENT X BALANCED ON OF THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO VOTE. STATE OFFICIALS SAY 35 LITERATURE ACCIDENT WE MAILED A FOLLOWED. A JUDGE SHORTAGE THEY CITE. AND MISCOUNTED BALLOTS. DEMONSTRATORS CONTENT IT'S ALL ADDING UP TO -- >> VOTER SUPPRESSION. >> NOW I WAS ABLE TO VOTE THIS COUNT. VOTING RIGHTS FOR EX-CONS, ALLOWING THEM TO PASS BALLOTS AFTER GETTING OUT OF JAIL. IN THE COMMUNITY. AND WHAT DID HE DO? HE DECIDED TO TRY TO SUPPRESS OUR VOTE. REPORTER: TO STATE WHAT OF CALLED ON JONES FOR NEXT DONATION. HE SAYS HE WAS RECRUITED 800 BECAUSE 400 FAILED TO SHOW UP ON PRIMARY DAY. UNVERIFIED PROVISIONAL BALLOTS WERE COUNTED. HE PLANS TO SECURE MORE POLL WORKERS. JONES SAYS THE FIRM HIRED TO PROVIDE POLL WORKERS FAILED TO MEET ITS OBLIGATION. HE ALSO PLANS TO ORGANIZE THE CITY ELECTION WAREHOUSE WHERE VOTING EQUIPMENT IS STORED. BUT THESE DEMONSTRATORS REMAIN SKEPTICA >> HE HAS PROVEN HIMSELF INCAPABLE OF DOING THAT. REPORTER: JONES SAYS HE IS

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