As of 8:30 this morning, the turnout at our precinct was brisk, but not unusually high. In Maryland, it’s a foregone conclusion that all of the statewide races will be won by Democrats. Also, the latest gerrymander has left all but one of the congressional seats as safe for the Ds.
Here in Carroll County, it’s a foregone conclusion that all of the local races will be won by Republicans. You see, there are no Democrats running in any of the partisan local races. There are three Democrats on the ballot in non-partisan school board election, but it’s unlikely that any on them, even the incumbent running for reelection, will win.
Carroll County counts ballots quickly. We should know our local results before midnight.