Polls have closed in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, which is hosting primaries for a special election to replace former Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last year. This district, which includes Baltimore and its immediate suburbs, is safely Democratic territory. Both parties, however, have crowded fields of candidates.
The primary winners will face each other in a special general election on April 28. In an odd state of affairs, the special general will be held the same day as the primary for the regular two-year term. This means that it's possible that whoever wins tonight could get elected to Congress for the remainder of Cummings’ term but, on the same day, lose the chance to run for a full two-year term in November.