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Knowledge is crucial to grassroots momentum as independents change politics in Maryland.

Ready to get nerdy? Take a leap and read through Suessmann v. Lamone, a case from 2004 where the judges got so confused trying to interpret Maryland's electoral code that they declared that statutory non-partisan judicial races are actually partisan because the major parties include the races on thier ballots. This is a prime example of the dysfunction in the code, and a good jumping off point to learn more.

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