Majority rule making comeback

November 24, 2005|By RYAN O'DONNELL

There's growing understanding that a basic democratic principle is not being honored in Maryland.

Earlier this month, incumbent Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer won another term with 46 percent of the vote while the other candidates split the remainder between them, with Gilbert Renaut at 36 percent and George Kelly at 18 percent.

Donnell is communications director for FairVote - The Center for Voting and Democracy, based in Takoma Park. His e-mail is ryan@fairvote.org.

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