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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Three Candidates Seek to Unseat State’s Attorney John McCarthy

Tom DeGonia, former president of the Montgomery County Bar Association, joins lawyer Bernice Mireku-North and prosecutor Perry Paylor in an attempt to become Montgomery County State’s Attorney. All three are running in the Democratic primary, which will be held June 28, 2022. DeGonia of Olney is a partner at the law firm of Ethridge, Quinn, […]

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July 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Urge Early Voting Site for White Oak 

Montgomery County leaders advocated for an early voting site in White Oak during a community event with residents Monday evening. Council President Tom Hucker said a site in White Oak is common sense. The area is home to many lower-income, African American, immigrant, and senior voters, many of whom do not have access to a […]

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January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Rep. Andy Harris Skipped Impeachment Vote; Says He Would’ve Voted Nay

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD. 1) skipped Wednesday’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The impeachment passed in the House 232 to 197; 10 Republicans joined the Democrats in voting in favor of impeachment. The impeachment process will now move to the Senate. Reps. Kay Granger (R-TX. 12), Gregory Murphy (R-NC. 3) and Daniel Webster […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘They Basically Didn’t Do Anything’: Elrich Criticizes Capitol Police Response to Mob

On Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol went under lockdown when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. Five people reportedly died, including one Capitol Police officer. Officer Brian Sicknick died around 9:30 p.m. Thursday from injuries sustained Wednesday, according to a police statement. Lawmakers were forced to evacuate the building and hide as a mob […]

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December 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Attorney General Opposes Texas Lawsuit Challenging Election Results

Update: The Supreme Court denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit Friday. Original Post: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined 22 other attorneys general in a brief asking the Supreme Court to reject a Texas lawsuit challenging 2020 election results. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states— Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin— […]

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November 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Conducts Annual Sweep to Remove Political Signs

After Monday, the numbers of those all-too-familiar political signs will diminish in public places. The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services will be removing all political signs Monday that are on county roads’ right of way during their annual sweep. Candidates must remove their signs from polling places immediately after the site is closed. Their […]

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin, Fellow Democrats Impressed by Huge Voter Turnout; Optimistic Biden Will Win

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who was expected to be overwhelmingly reelected to represent the 8th District, said he was optimistic Joe Biden would be the next president. “I think there is going to be a massive popular rejection of [President Donald] Trump when all the votes get counted,” he said, adding that the job of […]

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November 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Early Voters Cast Ballots on Eve of Election

Monday is the last day for early voting in Maryland. A day before Election Day, MyMCMedia caught up with early voters at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Remember, most voting centers will be closed on Election Day due to the pandemic.

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October 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Say This Election is Different

Tuesday was the second day for early voting in Maryland. MyMCMedia was at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg – the location had the highest turnout in the county as of 4 p.m. Voters said this election feels different from previous ones they’ve participated in. The state Board of Elections said more than 161,000 residents early-voted on […]

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October 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Residents Eager to Cast Ballots in Wheaton on Day 1 of Early Voting

Early voting began Monday in Maryland. The Wheaton Library and Recreation Center is one of 11 early voting locations in Montgomery County. Residents were eager to get to the polls and MyMCMedia spoke to voters about their experiences around this election and ongoing political climate. The last day for early in-person voting in Maryland is […]

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