Board of Elections Asked Not to Certify Biased Slots Ballot Question

In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Maryland State Board of Elections Robert Walker, Marylanders United to Stop Slots requested that the Board not certify the slots ballot question submitted yesterday by former gambling lobbyist and Secretary of State John McDonough. The language of the ballot question clearly represents the pro-slots agenda and reflects the fact that McDonough worked for twenty years as a lobbyist for the gambling of industry. Almost half of the question outlines the money that will go to education, but does not make a single mention of where the rest of the money goes. The truth that Annapolis won’t tell voters is that almost 42.5 percent of revenue would go to the gambling industry – almost $550 million dollars taken from hardworking Maryland families and handed to gambling executives who are already multi-millionaires.