MARYLAND 10 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Maryland State Board of Elections)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est. 6,045,680
Total Registration, Nov. 2020
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Maryland has: 23 counties and Baltimore city.

Largest counties: Montgomery, Prince George's, Baltimore (county), Baltimore (city), Anne Arundel. 

Government
Governor: Larry Hogan (R) elected 2014, re-elected 2018. 
State Legislature: Maryland General Assembly  House: 141 seats  Senate: 47 seats
Local: Counties, Cities   NACO
U.S. House: 7D, 1R - 1. A.Harris (R) | 2. D.Ruppersburger. (D) | 3. J.Sarbanes (D) | 4. A.Brown (D) | 5. S.Hoyer (D) | 6. D.Trone (D) | 7. K.Mfume (D) | 8. J.Raskin (D)
U.S. Senate: Ben Cardin (D) re-elected in 2018, Chris Van Hollen (D) elected in 2016. 
2020
U.S. House: All eight members are seeking re-election.
Note: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) died Oct. 17, 2019; former Rep. Kweisi Mfume was elected in an Apr. 28, 2020 special election.
Ballot Measure:  Marylanders will decide two ballot questions.  Question 1 would increase the power of the Maryland General Assembly over the budget process.  Question 2 would allow sports and event betting (yes).

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The Free State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020 (21 days preceding the election).
Early Voting
: Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2020
Board of Elections

Interesting footnote
:
"A recent change in the law requires the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "mail-in ballots" and absentee voting as "mail-in voting." Please note that this change in terminology does NOT change the process of mail-in voting."
On the ballot

 
Trump/Pence (Rep.)


Biden/Harris (Dem.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


Hawkins/Walker (Grn.)


Segal/de Graaf (B&R) +





Overview: Solidly Democratic Maryland's 10 electoral votes will almost certainly go to Biden.
Presidential Primary Election -- Tuesday, April 28, 2020 June 2, 2020
Democrats
Biden 879,753 (83.72.%), Sanders 81,939 (7.80%), Warren 27,134 (2.58%)...
Total 1,050,773.

119 Delegates: 65 District, 21 At-Large, 10 PLEO and 23 Unpledged.


Republicans
Trump 297,198 (86.8%), Weld 45,092 (13.2%)...  Total 342,290.



General Election Winners in Maryand, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Clinton
49.80%
Clinton
54.25%
Gore
56.46%
Kerry
55.97%
Obama
61.92%
Obama
62.97%
Clinton
60.33%
  and the details...
 

General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 4,176,484.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 66.6%.


Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 18, 2016 (21 days preceding the election).
Early Voting Centers
: (2nd Thursday before an election through the Thursday before an election).


Turnout
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Election Day
1,674,473
59.65%
Early Vote
876,843
31.23%
Absentee
177,346
6.32%
Provisional
78,660
2.80%
Total
2,807,322




Official Results >

 
Trump/Pence (Rep.)
943,169
(33.91)
+Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
1,677,928
(60.33)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
79,605
(2.86)
Stein/Baraka (Grn.)
35,945
(1.29)
w/ins
44,529
(1.62)
Total........2,781,446

wrte in includes 9,630 votes for Evan McMullin
Overview: Democrats enjoy a more than 2 to 1 registration advantage over Republicans so it was no surprise that Maryland remained solidly in the Democratic column.  Maryland was also Clinton's strongest state in the April 26 Northeast primaries.
   Clinton amassed a plurality of 734,759 votes (# percentage points), carrying six counties in the Baltimore-to-DC axis (Montgomery, Prince George's, Baltimore, Ann Arundel, Howard and Charles) and Baltimore City; Trump carried 17 counties in Western and Eastern Maryland.  
  Gov. Larry Hogan (R) was one of the Republican leaders to come out against Trump early on, stating in a June 15, 2016 interview with The Washington Post that he didn't plan to vote for Trump.
   Donald Trump addressed the National Guard Association conference in Baltimore on Sept. 12 followed by an unannounced stop at a diner in Dundalk; also on Sept. 12 Mike Pence attended a Washington Redskins football game at FedExField in Landover.  Tim Kaine made two visits, speaking at the National Urban League conference in Baltimore on Aug. 4 and doing a fundraiser in Bethesda on Oct. 17.
  Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka made a couple of joint appearances, holding an evening rally at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center in Baltimore, on Sept. 16 and doing their second to last rally at University of Maryland in College Park on Nov. 6.
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]

 
General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 4,091,886.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 66.2%.


Voter Registration Deadline: October 16, 2012 (21 days preceding the election).
Early Voting Centers
: Open October 27-November 1, 2012 (2nd Saturday before an election through the Thursday before an election).
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Early Voting
430,546 (15.7%)
Polling Place (EDay)
2,068,656 (75.7%)
Absentee
155,098 (5.7%)
Provisional
79,876 (2.9%)
Total
2,734,176

Official Results >

 
+Obama/Biden
1,677,844
(61.97)
Romney/Ryan
971,869
(35.90)
Johnson/Gray
30,195
(1.12)
Stein/Honkala
17,110
(0.63)
write-ins
10,309
(0.38)
Total........2,707,327

Top write-in vote getters were Santa Claus (625), Virgil Goode (418) and Anderson/Rodriguez (204).
2012 Overview
Maryland remained solidly in the Democratic column as Obama/Biden amassed a plurality of 705,975 votes (26.07 percentage points).  Romney carried 16 counties to seven for Obama, but Obama piled up huge margins in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties and Baltimore City.  The campaigns encouraged their supporters to help out in the battleground state of Virginia. 
Obama  | 
(Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 3,888,726.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 67.7%.


Absentee ballots returned: 208,201 (Dem. 121,876, Rep. 56,873, Others 29,452).

Registration: Dem. 1,946,823 (56.71%)   Rep. 927,798 (27.03%)   Grn. 8,348 (0.24%)   Con. 100   Ind. 10,235 (0.30%)   Lib. 7,058 (0.21%)   Unaff. 485,654 (14.15%)   Other 46,587 (1.08%)   ...Total 3,432,645.
Official Results >


+Obama/Biden (Dem.) 1,629,467
(61.92)
McCain/Palin (Rep.)
959,862
(36.47)
McKinney/Clemente (Grn.)
4,747
(0.18)
Barr/Root (Lib.)
9,842
(0.37)
Nader/Gonzalez (Ind.)
14,713
(0.56)
Baldwin/Castle (Const.)
3,760
(0.14)
w/ins (17)
162
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other w/ins
9,043
(0.34)
Total........2,631,596


2008 Overview
Obama amassed a plurality of 669,605 votes (25.45 percentage points), more than twice that achieved by Kerry in 2004, and carried 6 counties and Baltimore City to 17 counties for McCain.  The major focus for Maryland activists was helping out in battleground Virginia.  In terms of visits, McCain spoke at the National Guard Association conference in Baltimore on Sept. 21 and appeared at a fundraiser in Baltimore on July 22; Joe Biden appeared at a fundraiser in Baltimore on Sept. 23; and Ralph Nader made a couple of trips.
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2,  2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 3,797,264.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 62.9%.

Registration: Dem. 1,717,245 (55.30%)   Rep. 907,493 (29.22%)   Grn. 7,506 (0.24%)   Const. 296   Lib.  2,651 (0.09%)   Pop.  11   Dec./Other 470,168 (15.14%)  ...Total 3,105,370.
Deadline to register to vote before the General Election is Oct. 12, 2004 (21st day before the election).
Official Results


Bush/Cheney (Rep.) 
1,024,703
(42.98)
+Kerry/Edwards (Dem.)
1,334,493
(55.97)
Cobb/LaMarche (Grn.)
3,632
(0.15)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
6,094
(0.26)
Peroutka/Baldwin (Const.)
3,421
(0.14)
Nader/Camejo (Pop.)
11,854
(0.50)
Write-ins (5)
41
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Total........2,384,238

2004 Overview
Although the margin was trimmed a bit from Gore's 2000 showing, Kerry easily won with a plurality of 309,790 votes (12.99 percentage points).  Kerry carried 5 counties--Baltimore, Charles, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's--and Baltimore City while Bush won in 18 counties.
General Election Details
Kerry/Allies  |  Bush-Cheney '04

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 3,649,631.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.5%.


Registration: Dem. 1,547,117 (56.98%)    Rep. 805,894 (29.68%)    Lib. 4,021    Grn. 973   Const. 57    Ref. 813    Dec./Other 356,441 (13.13%) ...Total 2,715,366.


Official Results


+Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
1,140,782
(56.46)
Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
813,797
(40.28)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
5,310
(0.26)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
4,248
(0.21)
Nader/LaDuke (Grn.)
 53,768
(2.66)
Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
 919
(0.05)
Write-Ins
 1,656
 (0.08)
Total........2,020,480

2000 Overview
Gore comfortably won Maryland's 10 electoral votes, gaining a plurality of 326,985 votes (16.18 percentage points).  Gore carried 6 counties and Baltimore City, while Bush won in 17 counties.

Notes: Seven political parties  filed with the State Board of Elections to be officially recognized in Maryland for the Nov. 2000 election. Six parties achieved this status and appeared on the ballot (the Natural Law Party failed to gain sufficient signatures).

1992 and 1996 General Elections
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Clinton (Dem.)..........988,571 (49.80)
Bush (Rep.).............707,094 (35.62)
Perot (.)...................281,414
 (14.18)
Others (2+w/ins)..........7,967
(0.40)
Total........1,985,046

1996
Clinton (Dem.)..........966,207 (54.25)
Dole (Rep.)..............681,530 (38.27)
Perot (Ref.)..............115,812
 (6.50)
Others (3+w/ins).........17,321
(0.97)
Total........1,780,870