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Maryland for McCain? For a Moment, At Least

The pundits made an easy call just minutes after polls closed in Maryland: Sen. Barack Obama would win the state's 10 electoral points. But as results from the Free State trickled in, Maryland turned from light blue to pink on electoral maps.


Yes, pink. With 5 percent of precincts reporting, Sen. John McCain led Obama 50 percent to 48 percent. And that didn't even include precincts in Annapolis, where McCain has roots at the Naval Academy. (McCain led in the state's rural areas, while the Washington and Baltimore suburbs are slow to report returns.)

But rest assured, Free Staters. By the end of the night, Obama should have Maryland in the bag. Sources tell us Montgomery County should be reporting shortly, and we know that'll go.

-- Philip Rucker

By Philip Rucker  |  November 4, 2008; 9:33 PM ET
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Maryland was never anything but deep blue. The Free State was always for our new President, Barack Obama.

Posted by: AndrearKline | November 4, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

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