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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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October 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Board of Elections’ Officials Say Video Suggesting Voter Fraud is Misleading

The Montgomery County Board of Elections set the record straight after a video that went viral shows an election judge writing on someone’s ballot. The video has received thousands of views online and descriptions for the video suggest that the judge is committing voter fraud. According to the board, this is a normal part of […]

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October 9, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin: 25th Amendment Bill Not About Election; It Aims to Update Constitutional Process

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) joined U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Friday to introduce a bill called the Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office Act. The bill, which is related to the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, aims to establish a bipartisan commission in the event […]

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September 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Friday for Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag flown at half-staff on Friday, September 11, 2020 from sunrise to sunset. The Maryland flag is lowered to half-staf as no flag may fly higher than the United States flag. This is in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in […]

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May 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Friday for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also on Friday, the White House will be lit in blue. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher […]

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February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Franchot Endorses Klobuchar for President

State Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar for president on Sunday. Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential race in Feb. 2019. She was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2006.  Franchot, a Democrat, has been comptroller since 2007. He announced his run for governor […]

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September 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from sunrise to sunset. This is in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist […]

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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know About Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated in the U.S. on June 14. Here are some things to know about Flag Day. 1. What is the significance of June 14? June 14, 1777 is the day the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution to establish the American flag. 2. When was Flag Day officially established? President Woodrow Wilson […]

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May 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United State Flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff. Every year, by a 1962 resolution, the president has the authorization to request May 15 as “Peace […]

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