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The Latest: Marylanders cast ballots on rainy Election Day

November 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the general election in Maryland (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

Voters are heading to the polls to cast their ballots on a rainy Election Day in Maryland.

Wayne Jacobson, a 53-year-old Democrat, said President Donald Trump motivated him “to get out and vote in general,” in Silver Spring on Tuesday. But the high school government teacher says “state-level things,” including education, mostly guided his choices.

Linda Lamone, the state’s elections administrator, said midmorning that officials haven’t heard of any serious problems at the polls.

Maryland voters are choosing a governor, a U.S. senator and eight U.S. House seats, as well as 188 state legislators.

Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking to become the first Republican re-elected in Maryland since 1954 in the state’s highest profile contest on Tuesday. He is being challenged by Democrat Ben Jealous, who would be Maryland’s first black governor.

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12:30 a.m.

Maryland voters are choosing a governor, a U.S. senator and eight U.S. House seats, as well as 188 state legislators.

Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking to become the first Republican re-elected in Maryland since 1954 in the state’s highest profile contest on Tuesday. He is being challenged by Democrat Ben Jealous, who would be Maryland’s first black governor.

At the statehouse, the focus will be on whether Republicans can win five seats to break a supermajority held by Democrats. That would have a considerable impact on state government in Maryland, if Hogan wins, because Democrats would not be able to override his vetoes.

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat, is seeking his third term. He’s is being challenged by Republican Tony Campbell and Neal Simon, an unaffiliated candidate.

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