According to Delegate Mike Smigiel, CASA de MD likely already has the petition list.
And not only that, there are paid college students ($12/hour) that are instructed to shadow signing locations and will be handing out flyers in an attempt to intimidate potential signers.
Be sure to read Delegate Smigiel’s blog link for all of his details, including what that flier looks like.
Last point, regardless of how this may distress you, prepare yourself for possible intimidation by phone from anyone in relation to this referendum attempt.
While it is against the law in this state to electronically record a telephone conversation without the other party’s permission, I recommend that you keep a pen and pad of paper by the phone just in case. If you get such a call, write down the date & time of the call along with as much detail you can remember of what has been said. In effect, a diary. This may become very, very important.
This has happened before, in Wisconsin, not too long ago.
UPDATE: As of 11 hours ago, Delegate Neil Parrott indicated on Facebook that the SBE (State Board of Elections) had changed their mind – “that they would make the copies of the petitions and not release petitions to Casa. They released names and addresses of all petition signers accepted and rejected on Thursday to Casa and have sent us a copy of that information as well.” It would appear, from this reading that the only change made was who and where the copies would be made. According to others, CASA, Del. SMigiel, Del. Parrott received electronic copies of the accepted and rejected lists through the US mail. The list of rejected was made available online as a PDF file – but that list, as I recall, had no addresses. So my question is, does the list of accepted contain the addresses? Phone numbers?
I would really like to know more about the details of that specific list. Anybody have an aanswer to that?
UPDATEx2: Wow! 132,000 petitions delivered to State Board of Elections. Historic. Fantastic job of the people and for the people. Congratulations to those who worked to the bone for this.
One last thing to say, “We won’t get out of the way. We are here to stay. The Rule of Law must be obeyed.”