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  •  Mahoney was actually elected governor once (0+ / 0-)

    I think it was in 1952, when Mahoney won the popular vote.  But Maryland had what they called "the unit vote rule" where to get elected governor you had to win the majority of counties, each county and Baltimore City counting as one vote, so Theodore R. McKeldin, another liberal Republican, became governor.  The courts soon declared the unit vote rule unconstitutional, for obvious reasons.  

    Bet the Republicans nowadays would love to bring it back though.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:41:50 PM PST

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