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The city of Frederick's primary election results were certified Tuesday, making it official that Mayor Michael O’Connor (D) will compete for a second term against Republican Steven Hamrick in the city’s general election.

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With more than half the votes counted, Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor remained in the lead of the city’s mayoral Democratic primary, while former mayor Jennifer Dougherty moved into second place in the balloting, according to numbers updated Thursday evening.

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The city of Frederick's primary election results were certified Tuesday, making it official that Mayor Michael O’Connor (D) will compete for a second term against Republican Steven Hamrick in the city’s general election.

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With more than half the votes counted, Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor remained in the lead of the city’s mayoral Democratic primary, while former mayor Jennifer Dougherty moved into second place in the balloting, according to numbers updated Thursday evening.

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In the lead-up to the city's primary and general elections – on Sept. 14 and Nov. 2, respectively – the News-Post sent questionnaires to all the candidates for mayor and Board of Alderman. Here are their responses.

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In the lead-up to the city's primary and general elections – on Sept. 14 and Nov. 2, respectively – the News-Post sent questionnaires to all the candidates for mayor and Board of Alderman. Here are their responses.

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The 2020 race for the White House has been perhaps the most contentious in generations. With polls closed in the race between Republican nominee and President Donald J. Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden campaign, attention turns to ballot counting in key battleground states that will decide the presidency.

Latest news:

  • With presidency in reach, Dems grapple with disappointment
  • Trump team says it's suing to stop Pennsylvania vote count
  • Trump sues for Michigan ballot access, asks for Wisconsin recount
  • Former GOP stronghold of Arizona hands big wins to Democrats
  • 2020 Latest: Biden wins Wisconsin, flipping state from 2016
  • How Joe Biden can still win Pennsylvania

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President and Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden take center stage on Election Day Tuesday, but several competitive races are also up for grabs that will determine the power structure of the Senate and House of Representatives as well as governor seats.

Latest news:

  • Georgia's Loeffler, Warnock set for Senate runoff in January (11:42 p.m.)
  • US Sen. Shelley Moore Capito wins 2nd term in West Virginia (11:35 p.m.)
  • Incumbent governors, including North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, fare well (10:45 p.m.)
  • NJ approves recreational cannabis, elects Biden, Booker (10:25 p.m.)
  • Georgia Republican who supports QAnon wins US House seat (9:22 p.m.)
  • Pennsylvania emerges as online misinformation hotspot (9:13 p.m.)

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County residents streamed into polling places as Election Day began Tuesday, capping off an historically busy year for early and absentee voting period. News-Post reporters and photographers will be filing updates throughout the day and into the early morning hours as this story develops.

Latest news:

  • BOE candidates await poll closures, results
  • Maryland Elections Board debunks false rumors
  • Steady but light stream of voters at Frederick High
  • Large turnout near Golden Mile
  • Middletown quiet as day begins
  • Brunswick voters turn out in swaths

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The 2020 race for the White House has been perhaps the most contentious in generations. As Republican nominee and President Donald J. Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden campaign on this final day of voting, here are some of the latest stories about that race from around the country.

Latest news:

  • Razor-thin margin separates Biden, Trump in Wisconsin race
  • EXPLAINER: A long night, or more, before president is known

  • Trump takes Indiana, Kansas; Biden takes Connecticut

  • AP: Trump wins, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Louisiana

  • AP: Biden wins New York, New Mexico and Rhode Island
  • AP: Trump wins Oklahoma and Tennessee
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