The 2016 U.S Election is underway and it is a head to head battle between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This time, another win is in Hillary’s favor as she easily sweeps up the votes in Maryland.
Hillary Clinton won by a landslide in the suburban areas of Baltimore and Washington. Clinton took over Donald Trump’s appeal to the Republicans in the Eastern Shore and in Western Maryland.
It just goes to show that some of the quieter states tend to hold the game-changing votes. Polls apparently did not see Maryland as a competitive state compared to others for the 2016 U.S Election. In a poll by OpinionWorks last September, it showed Hillary Clinton leading by 30 points against Donald Trump. Clinton also won the votes of all age categories and races in the poll.
In fact, Maryland has always voted for a Democrat since 1988, during the time Republican George W. Bush beat the Democratic party candidate Michael S. Dukakis. During the 2008 and 2012 U.S Elections, Barack Obama got some of his highest votes from Maryland as the state has the fourth-highest number of African-American voters.
Clinton won nearly 90% of the black votes on a national scale.
Meanwhile, Trump was previously announced as winning over the state of Indiana. While it makes sense that a person under a certain political party would vote for their party’s nominees, it seems that is not necessarily the case for the Republicans. Republican Governor Larry Hogan expressed that he would not vote for Trump even before Trump ran for president.
Republican Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman however, stood by his endorsement of Ohio Governor John Kasich.
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