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Lisa A Gladden
How Hogan won: Democrats stayed home in city, key counties
How Hogan won: Democrats stayed home in city, key counties

Larry Hogan won his race for governor not just because Marylanders of both parties turned out to support his call for lower taxes, but because tens of thousands of Democrats in key jurisdictions stayed home. Turnout plummeted in Baltimore city and Montgomery and Prince George's counties to the lowest levels in the state. In majority-African-American Baltimore and Prince George's, fewer than 40 percent of voters turned out to cast ballots in Democrat Anthony G. Brown's quest to be Maryland's first African-American governor. Meanwhile, more than 50 percent of voters cast ballots in many counties where Hogan ran up huge majorities — particularly the Baltimore...

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