Maryland Voting


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Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, with its capital located in Annapolis. The political landscape of Maryland is quite diverse and represents many different ideologies. It has two major parties, Democrats and Republicans, who are both represented in the State House of Representatives and Senate. There are numerous local and regional politicians that represent various towns, cities, and counties across the state. For example, Ben Cardin is an incumbent Senator for Maryland representing the Democratic Party while Andy Harris is also an incumbent serving as a Republican Congressman in Maryland's First Congressional District. Additionally, there are many city-level representatives such as Jack Young who serves as Baltimore’s mayor; Brandon Scott who serves as Baltimore City Council President; and Stacey Abrams who serves as minority leader of the Georgia General Assembly. Each of these politicians provides a unique perspective on issues that affect their respective communities and states as a whole.

The political climate in Maryland is very liberal.

In Maryland 65.4% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 32.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.5% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Maryland remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 65.4% to 32.2%.
Maryland voted Democratic in the previous six Presidential elections.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Maryland is very liberal.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Maryland, Maryland: D D D D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Maryland

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 575,581 contributions totaling $161,816,944 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $281 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 70,283 contributions totaling $33,123,191 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $471 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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I was born here and sill live here 43 years later, the thing I don't like is the cold winters, we can get very cold and get plenty of snow and the summer can get very  More

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Over 7 years ago

Since my family moved to Maryland we have experienced numerous electrical and plumbing catastrophes, including small fires in the house, because of incompetent utility  More

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Over 7 years ago

nobody from Maryland can drive. they cause so many accidents and block traffic with their bizarre driving habits. it's not just an urban legend, it's actually true.   More

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