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Maryland voters weather steady rain, ballot problems on Election Day to exercise civic enthusiasm

Maryland voters weather steady rain, ballot problems on Election Day to exercise civic enthusiasm

Other locales might have drawn more star power in recent days — from President Donald Trump jetting to 11 rallies in six days to Oprah seemingly taking up residence in Georgia — but Maryland voters descended on their polling places on Tuesday with a determined intensity of their own.

Some braved bursts of intermittent rain and others longer-than-usual lines for a midterm election to vote for governor, congressional representatives and other races.

Arielle Karp, a 35-year-old advertising saleswoman, had a couple of priorities as she went to vote at Lake Elkhorn Middle School in Columbia, high among them “keeping Donald Trump in check.” That affected her vote for governor,...

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