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.
Now located in the Ronald Reagan Building near the White House and the U.S. Capitol, the CNS Washington bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering the federal government’s impact on Maryland than any other news organization in the state.
Democrats needed to flip four Republican Senate seats to regain control of the chamber after six years.
Montgomery County residents donated $23 million, around half of the state’s total contributions to federal races. Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, and Prince George’s Counties were the next top contributing counties.
With record voter turnout, including a high volume of mail-in ballots, and mail delays expected, it is unclear whether we will know who the next president is on election night.
Through Thursday, more than 78 million Americans had voted. Of those early votes, more than 51 million — or approximately two-thirds — were mail ballots, according to the United States Elections Project at the University of Florida.
Six prominent Marylanders, including Rep. David Trone of Maryland’s Sixth District, gave more money to federal elections this cycle than all contributions under $15 combined.
The methods by which voters are casting ballots appear to depend on which candidate they favor.
Looking at state-level polling offers some important insights that can help people better understand the status of the race for the 270 Electoral College votes that will secure the White House for Biden or Trump.
Protestors spent the day exercising their first amendment right to oppose the supreme court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Their chants even brought out some congressional leaders from the Senate building.