2020 presidential election

Few incidents of voter intimidation and harassment reported

The Maryland Attorney General’s office reported a “relatively small” number of voter intimidation and harassment complaints in this year’s presidential election.

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.

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.

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. 

Voters in GOP-majority county head to polls in ‘blue’ Maryland

The state’s gateway to the Eastern Shore has voted for a Republican candidate in the last five presidential elections.

Volunteer health ambassadors sent to Maryland polling stations

A team of volunteer health professionals has been deployed to polling stations around the state to provide health and safety guidance intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to voters and poll workers.

Examining Postal Service and early voting issues in nine swing states

In an attempt to provide insight into potential mail-in voting issues that could affect the 2020 election, we examined the Postal Service and mail-in voting issues experienced in battleground states.