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Maryland Board of Elections delays results until all finish voting — two hours after polls meant to close

The Maryland State Board of Elections did not post election results online on Tuesday night until after 10 p.m. — two hours after polls were meant to close in the state.

The reason, said board administrator Linda Lamone, was that some voters were still casting ballots.

By law, voters in line at 8 p.m., when the polls were meant to close, had to be allowed to vote, she said.

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Maryland Republican Party concedes that get-out-the-vote mailing depicting liberal protesters was 'inartful'

The Maryland Republican Party conceded Friday that a flyer it mailed to urge conservatives to vote and depicting apparently liberal protesters was an “inartful” way to get its message out.

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Maryland nears record high voter registration — and independents make up the fastest-growing group

Ed Brown says he leans Republican on most issues, and will definitely vote for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the Nov. 6 election. But he isn’t a registered Republican, and he doesn’t plan on becoming one.

“Republicans are now the ‘Trumpian’ party, and I can’t deal with that on a number of levels,” said the 54-year-old software engineer, referring to President Donald Trump.

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Former Baltimore State's Attorney candidate Ivan Bates' campaign must repay $150,000 loan

The campaign of defense attorney Ivan Bates must repay an outstanding $150,000 loan that it received during the race for Baltimore State’s Attorney, according to recently filed campaign finance reports.

Bates’ campaign received the loan from Jack Luetkemeyer Jr., a real estate entrepreneur, shortly before the June 26 Democratic primary election against incumbent Marilyn J.

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Pennsylvania report on Catholic church abuse leads to calls for Frosh to investigate in Maryland

Following this week’s release of an exhaustive grand jury report in Pennsylvania documenting decades of child abuse by Catholic priests, there are calls for Maryland’s attorney general to take on a similar investigation.

A spokeswoman for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said the office does not confirm or deny the existence of any investigations, and declined to comment further.

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Hogan, Jealous issue statements condemning Unite the Right rally in D.C.

Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic challenger Ben Jealous both issued statements Friday condemning the plans of white supremacists to hold a Unite the Right rally this weekend centered on Washington.

Hogan put out a statement early in the morning calling the rallies “despicable” and offering the District of Columbia and Virginia the assistance of Maryland agencies including the Maryland State Police.

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