Gaithersburg Elections Board Defies Supreme Court

10/27/2011 10:04 am ET | Updated Dec 27, 2011

The Gaithersburg Board of Supervisors of Elections on Wednesday night voted 4-1 to limit the amount candidates can donate to their own campaigns, flying in the face of advice from the city attorney and a 1976 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

At the previous BOSE meeting, the four members voted unanimously to interpret the city code such that candidates would be limited to contribution limits of $500. Anything above that must be reported as a loan.

The BOSE also agreed to review the decision after the election.

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