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  •  Since 1960... (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    Only two "counties" in Maryland have been consistent since (and including) 1960, the city of Baltimore has always been Democratic and Garrett County (the one in the far westeren end) has always been Republican. I'd love to find out if Garrett County even went Democratic in 1932!

    •  It didn't. (4+ / 0-)

      In 1932 Garrett voted for Hoover by a 56-41 margin, and voted for Landon in 1936 by a 55-44 margin. Amazingly, post Civil War, it's only voted Democratic once, in 1868. It's one of those places in Appalachia, like Grant County in West Virginia and South-Central Kentucky and Eastern Tennessee that has just never been Democratic (most of the time, having even voted for the Whigs before the Republicans existed).

      Is neither cool nor named Ben. MI-06 (Home), MI-02 (College), Male, 20. -7.25, -0.26.

      by koolbens on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:00:39 AM PST

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      •  The Western Panhandle... (2+ / 0-)
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        Has been, is, and always will be staunchly Republican.

        Really wish Annapolis had drawn that right-angle MD-01 and packed everything west of Hagerstown and north of Walkersville in with the outer Baltimore exurbs and the Eastern Shore.

        Democrat, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life, and keeper of the DKE glossary.

        by SaoMagnifico on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:05:22 AM PST

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      •  Thus, technically Garrett County (3+ / 0-)
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        has never voted Democratic for president, as it was only created as a separate county in 1872. Previously it was part of Allegany.

        Baltimore City has the longest streak of voting Democratic for president in the state, going back to 1960.  Surprisingly, by today's standards, it voted for Ike in 1956, as did every county in Maryland.

        36, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

        by Mike in MD on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:11:54 AM PST

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        •  Thanks for the correction... (1+ / 0-)
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          On Garret County. I'm not surprised by Baltimore - Ike also won Chicago, Cleveland, Queens Borough in New York City, Albany, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Madison - the only major cities he didn't win were New York City as a whole, Detroit, Boston, St. Paul, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Kansas City.

          Is neither cool nor named Ben. MI-06 (Home), MI-02 (College), Male, 20. -7.25, -0.26.

          by koolbens on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:32:33 AM PST

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      •  Where did you get this information? (1+ / 0-)
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        I tried the Garrett County Board of Elections as well as the Maryland State Archives without getting someone who could give me the answers....

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