Othello once begged that he be thought of “one that lov’d not wisely but too well.” Democratic candidate Wendy Rosen could claim the same defense regarding voting. She voted not wisely but too well by voting in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008. She has now withdrawn as the challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District in Maryland – though it is not clear if her name can now be removed from the ballot. She waited until after the August 28th deadline for ballot changes in announcing her withdrawal.
It is not clear how Rosen might have failed to notice voting repeatedly in two different states. This will now leave the Democrats with no alternative but to put forward a write-in candidate with little chance to win in district covering the Eastern Shore and parts of Harford, Carroll, Cecil and Baltimore counties.
Rosen, 57, is a businesswoman and Maryland voter and was able to register in Florida because she owned property there. She says that she cannot remember if she voted twice in the same elections, but, when asked specifically about the 2008 presidential primaries, she refused comment “due to possible litigation.” The matter has been referred to the state attorney general and local prosecutor for investigation.
Source: Baltimore Sun