Ehrlich Aide to Stand Trial for Robocall

The robocall was aimed to suppress the black vote.

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    An aide to former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich is scheduled to go to trial on Monday for allegedly trying to keep voters at home.

    Paul Schurick is accused of sending out a robocall last November that targeted Democratic voters.

    He faces six counts of trying to influence voters.

    The robocall told voters that Democrat Martin O'Malley had already won the election, and that they could stay home and celebrate.

    Schurick's lawyer says there was no criminal act, that he simply made innocent decisions as a political aide.

    WBAL-TV reports that one of the witnesses in the trial is Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings.

    Another former Ehrlich consultant, Julius Henson, will go to trial in February.