Former Education Secretary Under Obama Announces Bid for Maryland Governor

The field of candidates for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election continues to grow. Most recently, John King, the former Education Secretary under President Barack Obama, put his hat in the ring and is putting education...

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Franchot Describes Run for Governor in 2022 as ‘Spirited Campaign of Young Ideas’

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently commented on his plans to run for governor of Maryland in 2022. He initially announced that he was running for the position in January 2020. “Over the next few months, I’m...

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Tom Perez, Former DNC Chair, Hints at Run for Maryland Governor

Tom Perez, who just ended his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on the Bill Press Podcast Tuesday, that he’s considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. When asked what the future holds,...

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Cardin to Hogan: ‘It’s Not Too Late to Pull’ Loeffler Endorsement

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) took aim at Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) on Twitter Tuesday evening after the governor’s press briefing updating Marylanders on the state’s vaccine distribution plan. Hogan was asked by a...

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Maryland’s 10 Electors Officially Cast Votes for Biden and Harris

President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris received all 10 of Maryland’s electoral votes. The now-certified vote will be given to Vice President Mike Pence to be read aloud to the U.S. Congress. During the...

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Maryland’s Electors to Cast Presidential Vote Dec. 14

Maryland’s electors will cast their vote for president and vice president Monday, Dec. 14 at noon, as part of the Electoral College process. While they will vote in the State House, this year’s event will be closed to...

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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 | 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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November 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Resultados Previos de las Cuatro Preguntas en la Papeleta de Votación en Montgomery

Hay cuatro preguntas de la boleta electoral del condado de Montgomery que se están decidiendo en esta elección. La Junta de Elecciones de Maryland publicó los resultados de la votación anticipada y las tabulaciones de las boletas por correo. Haga clic en cada gráfico para ver los recuentos de votos más recientes publicados por la […]

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November 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Greater Olney Residents Share What Issues Influenced Their Votes

MyMCMedia visited two Sandy Spring voting centers on Election Day: Sherwood High School and Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department Station 2. There, we spoke to 10 Olney-area voters about what issues influenced their Election Day vote. Photos from Sandy Spring on Election Day Here’s some photos from Election Day in Sandy Spring: View this post […]

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Grass Roots Group Determined to Eliminate At-Large Council Seats

Kimbyln Persaud, chair of Nine Districts for Montgomery County, said that even if County voters don’t eliminate all at-large council districts, “We’ve already won,” because the county councilmembers had to fight back. She pointed out it took several elections to get term limits approved, so she said if her group is not successful, “This will […]

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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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