During the special session, Brian Griffiths reported that O’Malley purchased slots votes from delegates in return for administration support for their pet issues. Brian specifically mentioned Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez from Montgomery County who sold her slots vote in return for a two tiered driver’s license system.
Brian was right. According to Marc Fisher in the Washington Post, Gutierrez is none to happy about O’Malley’s abrupt u turn on implementing Real ID.
“The governor did not keep his promise,” Gutierrez says. “This is what he promised me when he was begging for my vote for the slots referendum, which I gave him. And that is the last time I do that.”