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Trump, Clinton win big in Maryland; Judge Getty elected in Allegany County

April 26th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in Maryland on Tuesday, and Donald Trump won the state's Republican presidential primary.

Polls had shown the Democratic front-runner and top Republican contender leading in the state. Maryland is 28 percent black, and Clinton has been a heavy favorite among African-American voters elsewhere. 

Rep. Donna Edwards, who lost the Democratic nomination for the state's open U.S. Senate seat to Rep. Chris Van Hollen, filed a request with the Baltimore Circuit Court to keep polling places in the city open until 10 p.m. because of the morning delays. After a Tuesday evening hearing that was disrupted by a small fire at the courthouse complex, Judge Althea Handy ruled that only four polling places would be kept open late.

The heated Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski and presidential campaign helped prompt a record number of Maryland voters to cast early ballots during the eight-day early voting period that ended Thursday.

Just one true local race in Allegany County on Tuesday night with 4th Circuit Court judge Jeffrey Getty outdistancing challenger George “Mac” McKinley on both the democrat and republican contests. The race was  nonpartisan, with candidates cross-filed so Republicans and Democrats can vote for either candidate- and Getty was the top vote getter on both ballots- eliminating the need for a November General Election contest.




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