When the case went to trial, her lawyers were able to question only about 3,600 votes, and the suit was thrown out.
STATE PROSECUTOR'S FINDINGS
The state prosecutor's report addressed numerous allegations of electoral fraud stemming from the gubernatorial election:
* Allegation: Thousands of phantom or ineligible voters cast ballots in the election, including dead people, prison inmates and voters with addresses that were vacant houses.
Result: No evidence was found that any of those means was used in a vote fraud conspiracy.
* Allegation: The Baltimore elections board failed to purge more than 30,000 ineligible voters before the election, as required by law. Those voters should have been removed from the rolls because they had not voted in the previous five years.
Result: There is no evidence that city election officials acted or failed to act for a corrupt purpose.
* Allegation: Baltimore officials purged ineligible voters from the rolls at a higher rate in predominantly white precincts, the home of large numbers of "crossover Democrats" who in the past have voted for Republican candidates.
Result: The allegation was not corroborated by documentary evidence.
* Allegation: At least a dozen security keys for voting machines in Baltimore were unaccounted for after the polls closed in November, and about 900 envelopes in which the keys were returned to election officials were destroyed.
Result: The failure to return keys resulted from negligence or mistakes, not from a corrupt purpose. The Election Code has no provision stating that envelopes must be preserved.
* Allegation: There were discrepancies between unofficial results and official results. In particular, a group of volunteers for Ellen R. Sauerbrey alleged that the number of votes cast for governor in Baltimore exceeded the total number of people who voted by more than 5,800.
Result: Based on an audit of 30 precincts, no evidence was found of a criminal conspiracy.