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A Baltimore jury has convicted Paul Schurick, a political aide to former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich (R), of conspiring to suppress black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election, according to the Associated Press.

A jury convicted Schurick today on four counts, including conspiracy to violate state election laws and attempting to influence a voter's decision whether to go to the polls through the use of fraud.

Schurick had testified that he rejected campaign consultant Julius Henson's black voter suppression strategy, but later approved an automated telephone call sent on Election Day to about 110,000 Democratic voters in heavily black jurisdictions. The call told them to relax, because Gov. Martin O'Malley (D)  had already won.

Schurick says the call was meant to mobilize crossover Democrats, not keep people from going to the polls.

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