Henson got two checks from Ehrlich just before election
The last two payments included one for $10K on October 21 and another for $4K on October 29. Both went to Universal Elections, one of the two companies Henson heads. Including the latest payments, Ehrlich's campaign sent $111,000 to Henson.
The Sun reported that Henson masterminded a batch of robocalls to more than 112,000 voters hours before polls closed on Election Day. The message was that Gov. Martin O'Malley had already won the election and encouraged voters to "relax" and "watch it on TV."
In a hard-to-follow bit of logic, Henson told The Sun he thought the calls would encourage voters to participate in the election. "We believe the call was made for voters in Baltimore City who were not going to go to the polls, to go to the polls and vote," Henson told The Sun's Justin Fenton. "It never said, 'Don't vote.'"
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler came to the opposite conclusion and filed a civil suit against Henson alleging that the operative intended to intimidate voters and suppress votes. The State Prosecutor's Office is also reviewing the matter.