Md. candidate allegedly voted in 2 states

COCKEYSVILLE, Md., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Maryland withdrew after party officials said they found she had voted in two states in 2006 and 2008.

Wendy Rosen, 57, withdrew after allegations became public that she voted in Maryland and Florida in the 2006 primary and general elections and in the 2008 primaries of both states, The (Gaithersburg, Md.) Gazette reported.


The newspaper said the Maryland Democratic Party learned of the allegations, spent a day investigating them and then asked Rosen Monday to withdraw from the race.

The state party will confer with local Democratic central committees to choose a write-in candidate, party spokesman Matt Verghese said.

Though Rosen emailed the party she was withdrawing, she can't remove herself from the ballot, Verghese told the newspaper in an email Monday.

Party officials also told Rosen the allegations would be forwarded to Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and State Prosecutor Emmitt C. Davitt.

In Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reported Rosen, when contacted at her Cockeysville, Md., home, declined to comment, but said she she registered to vote in St. Pete Beach, Fla., several years ago to support a friend, gallery owner Nancy Markoe, who successfully ran for City Council in 2005.


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