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Barack Obama Wins in Maryland

November 5, 2008

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Sen. Barack Obama captured Maryland’s 10 electoral votes in the presidential election. The incomplete results Wednesday morning are Barack Obama, 1,160,347 (56.9 percent) and John McCain, 842,673 (41.3 percent). Obama’s victory margin will be significantly increased when the votes are reported from Prince George’s County. Barack Obama, a Democrat, won in Maryland by rolling up […]

Maryland Votes on Slot Machines and Early Voting: Yes and Yes

November 5, 2008

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Was I wrong, or what! The vote on slot machines in Maryland wasn’t close. The statewide totals Wednesday morning are 1,155,204 votes for the constitutional amendment to allow slot machines in Maryland, and 818,156 against slot machines. That’s without votes from Prince George’s County, which are not yet available. Slots won everywhere, in Baltimore City […]

Frank Kratovil And Andy Harris — Tie Election In Maryland

November 5, 2008

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Democracy doesn’t get any better than this. The battle for Maryland’s District 1 congressional seat (Frank Kratovil vs. Andy Harris) will be decided by the absentee ballots, provisional ballots and military ballots. Counting of absentee ballots begins Thursday, Nov. 6, and the winner probably will not be clear until at least Nov. 14. The morning […]

Democrats Swamp Republicans in Maryland

November 2, 2008

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In Maryland, 320,247 new voters were added this year, bringing the total of registered voters to more than 3.4 million. As might be expected, given the popularity of Sen. Barack Obama in Maryland, voters registering in the Democratic Party outnumbered by more than 5-1 the voters registering as Republicans. Tom Wilson has an excellent analysis […]

Early Voting In Maryland — Yes!

November 2, 2008

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Question 1 on the Maryland ballot would allow early voting. What a concept! Why didn’t we think of this before? Thirty other states already have early voting. Why is Maryland so far behind the curve? — Bernie Hayden

Barack Obama In Maryland: Vote for Change, Vote for Hope

October 31, 2008

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Nov. 4 will be an Election Day to remember. In Maryland, we expect beautiful autumn weather and a record voter turnout. Don’t even think about not voting. Overconfidence is your enemy. The national Electoral College vote may be close. The margin between Barack Obama and John McCain is small in many of the battleground states. […]

Slots In Maryland — Uncertainty

October 22, 2008

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The Washington Post is reporting that its latest poll shows 62 percent of likely Maryland voters support slot machines, and 36 percent are opposed. The poll finds only 2 percent undecided. These findings contrast with the Gonzales poll in early September, which found 49 percent supporting slots and 43 percent opposing. The vote on Nov. […]