Biden-Harris team receives unanimous support from Md’s presidential electors

Biden-Harris team receives unanimous support from Md’s presidential electors

Gov. Larry Hogan delivered the opening marks at a meeting of Maryland's presidential electors on Monday (Screenshot)

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive Maryland’s 10 Electoral College votes as the state’s presidential electors voted unanimously Monday to cast their ballots for the Democratic ticket. The vote took place at a meeting at the State House in Annapolis.

“The peaceful transition of power that we formally take part in here today is a hallmark of our democracy that has been handed down for more than 220 years. At times it has been tested, sometimes even questioned-but it is a reminder that despite our differences we are united as Americans who honor the will of the people through the greatest and most enduring democratic process that the world has ever known,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a brief speech before the vote in which he presented the official document certifying the state’s election results.

Hogan, who has not ruled out running for president in 2024, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and is one of a handful of Republicans who has acknowledged that Biden won the election. Trump has claimed without evident that massive voter fraud took place and has mounted several unsuccessful legal challenges aimed at overturning the results of the election. The president has consistently refused to concede and has even claimed that he won by a landslide.

Today members of the Electoral College are meeting nationwide to cast their ballots. Two-hundred-and-seventy votes are needed to win. The Biden-Harris ticket is expected to receive 306 votes. The Trump-Pence ticket is expected to receive 232 votes. Congress will count the votes on Jan. 6 in a joint session.

The Biden-Harris ticket received 65% of the vote in Maryland. The Trump-Pence ticket was supported by 32% of Marylanders. No Republican presidential candidate has won Maryland since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 margin in Maryland.

Maryland is one of a handful of states that have participated in all 59 meetings of the electoral college- dating back to 1789 when George Washington was elected the nation’s first president.

 

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Bryan Renbaum

Bryan@MarylandReporter.com

Reporter Bryan Renbaum served as the Capitol Hill Correspondent for Talk Media News for the past three-and-a-half years, filing print, radio and video reports on the Senate and the House of Representatives. He covered congressional reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump as well as the confirmation hearings of attorneys general Jeff Sessions and William Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He also filed breaking news reports on the 2017 shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others. Previously Bryan broke multiple stories with the Baltimore Post-Examiner including sexual assault scandals at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a texting scandal on the women’s lacrosse team at that school for which he was interviewed by ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He also covered the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 legislative session as an intern for Maryland Reporter. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from McDaniel College. If you have additional questions or comments contact Bryan at: bryan@marylandreporter.com

1 Comment

  1. King

    Good to see you all basking in the afterglow of a stolen election…. so if it’s Trump “zip” reject the vaccine and return the gains in your 401K … at least have the courage of your own convictions

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