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November 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Joins Fellow Governors for Call with President-Elect Biden

Gov. Larry Hogan joined a bipartisan group of governors on the National Governors Association (NGA) conference call Thursday afternoon with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Hogan was the NGA chair from July 2019 to June 2020, but he’s still on the bipartisan leadership team as an at-large member. The 10 governors currently serving […]

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November 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gov. Hogan: ‘The Time Has Come’ for Trump to Concede

Gov. Larry Hogan spoke at the Ronald Reagan Institute Monday afternoon about the future of the Republican Party and his book, “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” During his appearance, Hogan was interviewed by Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim and said that President-elect Joe Biden had […]

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November 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn In

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the six members of council, all incumbents, were sworn in Nov. 16. Stewart, who has been mayor since 2015, defeated Roger Schlegel Nov. 3 by a vote of 4,083 to 2,386. A total of 6,549 residents cast ballots out of the city’s 13,562 registered voters. According to Takoma Park […]

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November 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Legislators Praise Biden Victory: ‘Democracy and Decency Have Prevailed’

The two United States Democratic senators from Maryland hailed the results of the presidential election, predicting it foretold good things for the state’s residents. Under a President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration, residents who work for the federal government will be respected, climate change will be addressed as well as other issues including gun safety and equity, […]

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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 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

State Tops Own Record for Same Day Voter Registration

Maryland voters set a record for same day registration and neared the record high for same day address changes, according to the state Board of Elections. During early voting, 12,728 Marylanders registered to vote at the same time they filled out their ballot. The previous record was from the 2016 general election when 7,884 people […]

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November 5, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Election Workers Continue Counting Mail-In-Ballots

The Montgomery County Board of Elections began processing the remaining mail-in-ballots on Thursday. The canvassing process began at 1:30 p.m. and will run until 6 p.m. The next canvass will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m. Residents can watch the process via live stream. Canvassing will continue as needed until all ballots are […]

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November 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Ortman-Fouse: Voting is ‘Fundamental to the Backbone of our Democracy’

Former Montgomery County School Board member Jill Ortman-Fouse traveled to North Carolina, where she was raised and attended school, to help make sure that anyone whose mail in ballot was questioned had the opportunity to fix it and have the vote counted. After knocking on “dozens and dozens of doors,” she said she realized that […]

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November 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Resultados de la Votación Sobre la Junta Escolar, Congreso y Preguntas del Condado

Los resultados del día de las elecciones para el condado de Montgomery están publicados en la página de la Junta de Elecciones del Estado de Maryland. Con la excepción de la carrera por el Congreso entre Charles Anthony (R) y el titular John Sarbanes (D), el 100% de los resultados del día de las elecciones […]

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November 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Both Ballot Questions Supported by Council Appear to Have Passed

Although not all votes have been counted, it appears that Montgomery County voters opted to change the way property taxes are determined and also increase the size of the council from the current nine to 11. Councilmember Andrew Friedson, who wrote Question A, said if the final count supports this measure, it will be “a […]

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