The integration of sports and politics went to the next level in 2020

When Dodger Stadium underwent a redesign under the watchful eye of Janet Marie Smith in 2012, she never thought that nearly a decade later the stadium would be used as a polling center in a presidential election amidst a worldwide…

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is elected 46th president of the United States

After more than three days of uncertainty in a closely-contested race, former Vice President Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.

In an anxiety-ridden year, turnout breaks 120-year record

Fear, peer influence, more voting options to accommodate the pandemic, and either a love or hate for President Donald Trump were all among reasons for 2020’s high turnout.

Maryland’s political battle lines continue to harden in 2020

Unofficial Maryland election results show that little has changed politically in the state. Both parties continue to move further into their respective corners, and third-party voting returned to usual levels after a spike in 2016.

As the nation awaits final presidential election results, Congress slowly takes shape

Democrats needed to flip four Republican Senate seats to regain control of the chamber after six years.

Biden and Trump await the verdict of a divided and stressed-out nation

Shadowed by an historic pandemic, economic uncertainty and deep political divisions, the United States concluded a landmark election on Tuesday that will determine whether President Donald Trump extends his chaotic presidency another four years or former Vice President Joe Biden’s appeals for a dramatic course reversal put him in the White House in January.

Marylanders cast Election Day votes on ballot questions

Marylanders faced two statewide ballot questions addressing Constitutional amendments this year — addressing the budget process and sports betting. Early returns indicate both are likely to pass.

Voters say they worry about the future, the pandemic, health care and socialism

Voters on both sides of the political aisle voiced concern about the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans tended to worry about a rise in socialism, while Democrats were more likely to bring up social issues, such as racial disparities. 

In battleground Ohio, pandemic and economy among voters’ concerns

It will take several days to tabulate the final results of Ohio’s mail-in and in-person early voting, and final, certified results will be available no later than Nov. 28. 

Baltimore votes, picks a mayor – and remembers Trump’s insults

Election Day in Baltimore still felt a bit like a celebration of civic duty, and Baltimoreans said they felt good about exercising their right to vote.

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