Neirl Parrott

Neil Parrott talks to supports Tuesday night at the Clairion Hotel in Frederick. He is the Republican candidate for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 6th Congressional District.

Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) retained his seat for Maryland's 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night.

With 54 percent of the vote in, the Democratic incumbent, had garnered 135,468 votes or close to 60 percent of the overall vote.

The next closest challenger in a four-candidate race was Republican Neil C. Parrott, who picked up 87,831 votes.

Trone's victory was driven heavily by vote-by-mail with nearly 80,000 of his votes coming on mail-in ballots. Parrott, by comparison, had 18,437 mail-in votes.

"We just looked at who was voting by mail, and the numbers were heavily Democrat," Parrott said after conceding to Trone. "It's really no surprise. I didn't expect it to be that heavy. But it was. You know, the people have spoken. I think that's good."

Meanwhile, in Maryland's District 8 race, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) retained his seat after fending off challenges from Republican Gregory Thomas Coll.

With all of the votes counted, Raskin earned 174,900 votes or 65 percent of the overall vote. More than 114,613 over his votes came in through the mail.

Coll received 92,188 votes with the bulk of them (55,383) being cast in early voting.

Less than 12,000 votes (11,987) that sent Trone and Raskin back to Congress were cast on Election Day.

More than 48,000 of Trone's votes came through early voting, while Raskin earned more than 55,000 that way.

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(6) comments


The only way, these two left wingers got voted in is through the gerrymandering our ex-governor put into play. As far as Trone and Raskin are concerned, the adage holds's easy being liberal when your rich or entitled.


Guessing the FNP staff don't read all the comments on the forums. Coming up on 12 hours and the web page still has wrong results for the 8th District.


FYI: The website has the numbers reversed. I nearly spit out my coffee thinking a Republican could win in the heavily gerrymandered 8th.


Republicans only exist because of gerrymandering.


Cue Patrick Stewart ... "What are you talking about?"


And my error and apologies. It is the Frederick County totals being reported and not the entire 8th District. I would be curious to se the distribution across what was the earlier 8th District (Garrett, Alleghany, Washington, Frederick, and a sliver of Carroll or Montgomery)

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