- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Latest on Election Day 2016 in Maryland (all times local):

10:30 p.m.

Democratic state Sen. Catherine Pugh has won the Baltimore mayor’s race. She’ll face the challenge of rebuilding the city following the in-custody death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent protests, rioting and failure to convict police officers in the case.

Gray’s death last year - and the city’s response - prompted the firing of a police commissioner and contributed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s decision not to run again.

Pugh served on the City Council for five years before joining the General Assembly.

In the primary, Pugh defeated a large field, including former Mayor Sheila Dixon, who resigned after a fraud conviction in 2010.

Dixon launched a write-in campaign in the general election. Pugh defeated Dixon, Republican Alan Walden and Green Party candidate Joshua Harris.

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10:25 p.m.

Democrat Jamie Raskin has won Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat.

The state senator defeated Republican Dan Cox on Tuesday.

In April, Raskin beat a record-breaking, self-funded campaign spending of wine superstore owner David Trone in a crowded Democratic primary.

Raskin has represented Montgomery County since 2007 in the state Senate. He is a constitutional law professor at American University in Washington.

Raskin campaigned on fighting climate change, reducing gun violence and raising stagnant wages for working families.

He’ll fill the seat that opened with the departure of Chris Van Hollen, who won a U.S. Senate race Tuesday.

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10:15 p.m.

Democrat John Delaney has been re-elected to a third term representing Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House.

Delaney defeated Republican Amie (AH’-mee) Hoeber on Tuesday in the district, which stretches 180 miles from the Washington suburbs of Montgomery County to the state’s western border.

Delaney is a Hillary Clinton ally who founded two financial businesses. During the campaign, he touted a bipartisan approach to policymaking. He also expressed optimism about the nation’s young people and the creativity of American business.

Hoeber’s campaign focused on her career as a national security adviser and consultant, dating to the Reagan administration. She continued supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, despite what she called his “sexist, abusive attitude” toward women, saying she would honor her pledge to support the GOP nominee.

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10 p.m.

Former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has won Maryland’s 4th Congressional District seat.

Brown beat Republican George McDermott on Tuesday.

Brown will take the seat held by Rep. Donna Edwards, who lost Maryland’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

The victory marks a comeback for Brown. The Democrat lost the Maryland governor’s race in 2014 to Republican Larry Hogan in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.

Brown was lieutenant governor under Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley between 2007 and 2015. He served in the House of Delegates from 1999 to 2007. He is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.

The 4th Congressional District includes parts of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.

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8:05 p.m.

Hillary Clinton has won the presidential contest in Maryland.

The Democrat defeated Republican businessman Donald Trump on Tuesday to pick up 10 electoral votes.

Clinton was heavily favored to win Maryland. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1 in the state. Not even Republican Gov. Larry Hogan supported Trump. Instead, Hogan wrote in the name of his father.

The state’s urban and suburban areas are home to many of Maryland’s Democrats, while Maryland’s rural areas swing Republican.

Clinton’s victory marks the seventh consecutive Maryland presidential victory for Democrats.

George Bush was the last Republican to win Maryland. That was 28 years ago, in 1988.

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8:05 p.m.

Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen has won a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland to replace Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring after 30 years.

Van Hollen defeated Republican Kathy Szeliga on Tuesday.

Van Hollen is a seven-term congressman. The 57-year-old campaigned as an experienced candidate who is willing to reach across party lines to get things done at a time when Washington is mired in gridlock. He supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Van Hollen also supports what he describes as common-sense gun control. For instance, he is sponsoring legislation to provide incentives for states to implement handgun purchaser licensing laws.

He won with Mikulski’s endorsement. She is the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress.

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7:50 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan has written in his father, former Rep. Lawrence Hogan, as his choice to be president.

Doug Mayer, Hogan’s spokesman, said Tuesday the Republican governor voted early.

Hogan has been saying for months that he wasn’t going to support Republican Donald Trump. He has said he has been extremely disappointed in the candidates from both major parties.

Mayer says the governor decided to write in the name of the person who taught him what it meant to hold public office with integrity.

The governor’s father was a Maryland Republican congressman from 1969 to 1975. He was the only Republican on the House Judiciary Committee to vote for all three articles of impeachment against then-President Richard Nixon in 1974. The governor’s father is 88.

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6:45 p.m.

Baltimore elections chief says election day has been smooth in the city, apart from some minor snags that include jams in the scanners, a disruptive supporter and a burnt out generator.

Baltimore City Board of Elections Director Armstead Jones said that about 17 scanners across the city had jamming issues during the presidential election Tuesday, but all were quickly resolved. At one polling place, a generator went down, Jones said, but he worked with the energy company to make sure power was restored to the area quickly. In the meantime, Jones said voters were still able to cast their ballots. He said “they had plenty of light.”

At a West Baltimore polling place, Jones said a person “from a certain campaign” disrupted voters, but was asked to leave by an election judge and complied with the request.

Jones said as of about 3 p.m., roughly 96,000 city residents had turned out to vote.

6:15 p.m.

Maryland’s elections administrator says overall voter turnout in the state has been “extraordinary.”

Linda Lamone said Tuesday that the board is projecting turnout to be 80 percent or higher, though it’s too soon to say for sure what it will be. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Lamone says she wouldn’t be surprised if voter turnout is higher than 80 percent.

Lamone says voter turnout in the 1992 general election was the previous high, based on available board records. It was 81 percent that year.

Long lines have been reported at polls around the state. However, Lamone says in some places voters were in and out in 15 minutes. She says waiting times varied depending on the time of day.

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2:45 p.m.

Maryland’s elections administrator says officials are receiving sporadic reports of voters around the state receiving ballots that have already been marked.

Linda Lamone said by telephone Tuesday afternoon that they received similar reports during the primary and she calls it “human error.”

Lamone says voters will sometimes make a mistake on a ballot and hand a used ballot back to poll workers, who are supposed to mark it “spoiled.” She says some workers are getting so busy they aren’t marking them and somehow give a used ballot to another voter.

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2:30 p.m.

Electronic devices are banned in Maryland polling places, but it seems that Baltimore’s top prosecutor couldn’t resist sharing capturing the cuteness of her daughter with her ballot and sharing it with the world.

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby tweeted a picture of a girl looking over the ballot in what appears to be a voting booth on Tuesday. She wrote “We Voted today #DoYourPartAndDoTheSame #We’reWithHer @Hillary Clinton.” The ballot does not appear to be filled out.

The tweet was deleted minutes later and replaced with a photo of the girl wearing an “I Voted” sticker. Mosby could not be reached for comment.

James Cabezas, chief investigator at the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor, says the ban is a regulation, but it has no penalty and isn’t a criminal statute.

9:10 a.m.

Maryland’s elections administrator says a handful of polling places in Baltimore opened late, but she is not hearing of any other problems as voting gets underway around the state.

Linda Lamone said by telephone Tuesday morning that the three polling places that opened late, opened within minutes. Lamone says she is hearing of long lines at some polling places in Maryland, something she attributes to “enthusiastic voters.”

Maryland voters are deciding whether Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump will win the state’s 10 electoral votes. The state’s congressional seats are also on the ballot, with all incumbents seeking re-election. Voters also will pick the replacement for one of the state’s most popular politicians: Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring after 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

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5 a.m.

Maryland residents will soon decide whether Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump will win the state’s 10 electoral votes.

The state’s congressional seats are also on the ballot, with all incumbents seeking re-election.

On Tuesday, voters also will pick the replacement for one of the state’s most popular politicians: Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring after 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

Polls open across the state open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m. A record number of Maryland residents took advantage of early voting. Over eight days, more than 800,000 voters cast ballots in the state - far more than the 430,500 people who voted early in the 2012 presidential election.


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