The widely predicted Republican “red wave” turned out to be barely a ripple in the national midterm elections, but it hit Frederick County.

Votes are still being counted and the outcome in several races is uncertain but, as of this writing, we can safely say county Republicans showed strength that seemed to ebb in previous election cycles.

(71) comments

anInterestedPerson

No.

TheLorax1

Eds: I truly hope there will be a re-write of this Editorial given the 'new' election information. Leaving this piece sit here in on-line infamy for all eternity is wrong.

Just sayin'

richardlyons

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Hayduke2

Great point along Lorax…

DickD

Nah, let it stay so we can see how ridiculous the Republicans are. lol

Fernijenb

"The widely predicted Republican 'red wave' turned out to be barely a ripple in the national midterm elections, but it hit Frederick County."

The County Executive seat *might* flip, but Dems picked up a council seat.

In a year with local son Cox running for governor, he should've been expected to get out the local Republican vote. I certainly expected it.

But instead the Dems picked up a council seat.

In what way is this a "red wave" hitting Frederick County?

I learned from the primaries how results can shift after all the votes are counted, in this new age of the slow count.

It seems the writer of this editorial either hadn't been paying attention or willfully disregarded the mail-in vote.

public-redux

That the best performing Republican in FredCo is Mason Carter is an incredibly sad commentary on the FredCo Republican party.

DickD

As of now, Fitzwater lacks slightly more than 2,000 votes to win and there will be five Democrats on the County Council.

Plumbum

I wonder if Trekman is Kirbie Delaughter.

public-redux

Who is “Kirbie Delaughter”?

Greg F

Seems like a name of a mafia type developer?

TrekMan

Plums - did you get out from under your rock?? No, I'm definitely not Kirby Delauter. I vilified Kirby years ago when he was a CC. Now go back and hibernate!

gjthuro

Hard to believe a majority of Frederick voters would prefer self -admitted racist to Mike Hough!

Hayduke2

Perhaps they just don't like liars or questionable ethics... You know,like making false claims gth...

Awteam2021

Harder to believe some in the Frederick community can’t recognize their biases.

phydeaux994

They appreciate her honesty. It’s the ones that deny it that are the dishonest ones. Besides, she was just being facetious to make a point.

shiftless88

hard to believe people still do not understand something that was clearly stated. It does not speak well for you jethro, if you still do not understand.

Greg F

You mean sleazebag Hough....who just didn't come right out and yell it.

TheLorax1

The follow-on ‘sorry, my bad’ editorial will be a fun read.

But first we have to get through the Monday ‘but we were wining on Friday?!?!?’ ‘Must have been cheated over the weekend’ garbage.

Premature editorials like this only fuel false hopes and misplaced expectations.

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

Precisely…..

AOC

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TheLorax1

Same goes for WFMD using the term ‘elected’ to describe various candidates.

Not helpful.

Plumbum

You listen to the blather on wfmd??

TheLorax1

My concern is with those who do …

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

Republicans showed renewed strength in Frederick County......Granted the early vote count did make it seem that way...that Republicans showed renewed strength.....but you knew full well that was an illusion because same day voting is going to skew towards Republicans...you also knew the mail in ballots(that had yet to be counted) typically swing Democratic? Which they are....so are you going to write another editorial of how the Democrats kept the crazies away...from the BOE?

Why did you write this disingenuous editorial? The Republicans did not show renewed strength...despite your best efforts of promoting Mr. Hough's campaign mailer on the front page...which was not even fact checked...Mr. Hogan was willing to put his credibility on the line for Mr. Hough? okay....

As "journalists" you know full well the Republicans did not show renewed strength.

One wonders what the editorial board was thinking when they claimed the Republicans showed renewed strength..because I am not seeing any evidence to back up that claim...Journalists should not be engaging in wistful thinking...they should be sticking to the facts..

Wistful

noun. : the attribution of reality to what one wishes to be true or the tenuous justification of what one wants to believe.

TrekMan

When I complained about the mail-in ballots taking so long to count, and that tehFNP stated most were from democrats, I cringed, knowing that those mail-ins could change the results from election day. I asked a liberal-centrist friend of mine why do all the republicans vote in person and the demo's vote by mail-in, he said it's obvious, the majority of democrats are lazy!! Hahahahaha! True story!

phydeaux994

Gotta get your jab in doncha? Loser!

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

You believe the Bible is true also, right Trekman? I don’t, just because you say someone said something doesn’t mean I believe you nor do I care?

So what point are you trying to make?

One could perceive it as the Democrat’s being lazy, one could also perceive it as the Democrat’s F…ing with the Republicans…you know messing with your minds, so I wouldn’t call Democrats lazy but geniuses, you know because they work smarter not harder. Your orange leader made it so easy to mess with your minds, that you never saw the Democrat’s coming… lol

TrekMan

Puff, puff, give!!! Hahahahaha!!

TrekMan

BTW Lady, I'm not a supporter of Trump any more than you are these days. As far as I'm concerned, it's time to move on. I am for common sense though. Which is lacking all the way around! Go figure. BTW, and unfortunately, your boy mumbley Joe isn't any better. He's incompetently different! 🤣🤣

shiftless88

trek; or perhaps democrats have jobs so it is harder for them to vote in person. Or they are more pro-active knowing that if they do a mail-in ballot they won't get stuck in some big line if there are problems. It makes far more sense to fill out a mail-in ballot. If nothing else, you can drop it off at the polling place on election day.

Speaking of lazy; why do you think in this purple county with nearly the same number of Rs and Ds, it is mostly Ds at the polling places doing all the work to make an election happen?

Awteam2021

Voting by mail isn’t lazy but smarter, more efficient, inclusive and easier. Speaking for a lazy person, why don’t we have a national system (same for everyone across the nation) where we all vote over the Internet, electronically? We bank that way, trusting our investment to companies we never see. Don’t we?

Standing in lines seems so outdated.

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

Using the mail seems so outdated too…I think the only time I mail anything is maybe birthday cards etc. and then I have hunt for my forever stamps…

Otherwise I do everything electronically, if Amazon can keep my credit card safe, they can keep voting safe too. I’m a very lazy person…

TrekMan

Believe it or not, I voted by mail. Only because they send me a ballot. Otherwise, I would have voted in person. So, before your brains explode all over your keyboards, relax, I'm merely poking some fun based on a story I was told!! You people are wound a little too tight! Time to contemporize!!

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

Haha Trekman….I went in person and voted early…. So I guess you are the “lazy” one….lol

I actually prefer to vote in person, I guess that’s the Republican in me….seems mumbly Joe did rather well in the election, so I’m not sure what point you are trying to make here?

public-redux

TrekMan, Do you regard yourself as lazy? A couple weeks ago our fellow commenter Boomer said people who vote by mail are lazy. When I asked him how he knew it was laziness, he said he knew they were lazy because they voted by mail.

phydeaux994

Trek, they don’t SEND you a ballot unless you apply for one. So quit making stuff up. So now you’ve forsaken Trump? Why, he’s not doing anything now that he hasn’t been doing all his life, lying and cheating? You’ve been wrong for seven years? BTW, Biden is doing a good job given the deliberate roadblocks Trump left him.

TrekMan

Fi - I don't know how I got a mail-in ballot. Probably from the Covid days. I normally go in person too. But I said what the heck - I'll give 'er a go!😉

TrekMan

Loser? I don't think so! But that depends on how you look at it! Obviously, your view is distorted as usual! Hahahahaha!

Greg F

Trekman....I feel sorry for your kids.

TrekMan

I have one kid and he's freakin' awesome. He has common sense, unlike the majority of kids these days, has been on the dean's list every semester since he was a freshman, and he's just got an internship with a prominent U.S. manufacturing company for his senior year. How 'bout you Greg - did you spread your seed??

olefool

It's Saturday night at 9:45PM... I'm sitting here watching the election counts of today and wondering where piddle, CD, Boomer, jsk and a few others are right now.... The Democrats have won the Senate, and may well carry the House in a few days... Trumpism is "in the rear view mirror" according to their own folks and the sun will be shining on the barns and silos of Frederick County again... There's only one reason this is happening, it's Gods will...

public-redux

“The 2024 elections can’t come soon enough.”

Fredginrickey

Yup, ole, sweet, sweet karma

public-redux

“There's only one reason this is happening, it's Gods will...”

That does raise an interesting question. The commenter(s) who have been asserting for sometime now that the majority of the county (and country) were fundamentally different than the small number of FNP commenters might want to inquire of themselves which part(s) of their analysis is flawed.

Is the commentariat more representative than thought?

Does the mistaken commenter have less in common with the population at large than assumed?

Does the commenter not have a good understanding of God?

More than one of these three?

Hayduke2

All of the above!

Hayduke2

But, but many people said…

benhem612

62% of 17,000 is 10540 - not sure where it stood but if Fitzwater gets the democrat mail in votes she will win. Obviously 100% of the dem vote isn't likely but same goes to hough as far as his block.

phydeaux994

The Country as a whole, Republicans especially, finally sat back and thought about what Trump is doing to our Country. And they voted to end it. But Frederick County….not so much. Frederick County voted for Dan Cox, the epitome of the Christian Nationalists and a joke of a candidate. They voted for Michael Hough, a man who used attack ads that blatantly lied about Ms. Fitzwater personally while clawing his way up the Political Latter toward the Governorship. The voted for Chuck Jenkins again as he perpetuates his image as the Great Protector of Frederick County while the FPD and the MSP silently go about doing much of the heavy lifting. And last but not least, they voted for Mason Carter, a self proclaimed “Spitfire” under the tutelage of Kirby Delauter and an admirer of DJT, who has vowed to be a thorn in the side of the County Council. When will they sit back and realize what Trump is doing to America. Only time will tell.

kaihagen

Frederick County did not vote for Dan Cox. And it probably didn’t vote for Michael Hough.

gabrielshorn2013

Plumbum enjoys killing marine turtles and other marine life, as well as shorebirds, and then looking the photos of her handiwork. It's her right to litter and pollute, by god!

Plumbum

I’m not anywhere near anything marine related. Western Md is ag and forests

gabrielshorn2013

I guess you are incapable of understanding that the prevailing winds travel west to east, and it only takes a balloon a couple of hours or so for that balloon to reach the Chesapeake Bay, and a couple of more hours to reach the Atlantic Ocean, where they are ingested by the animals mentioned above. I have seen the damage done by your handiwork firsthand. There is no fence keeping those balloons in Frederick, now is there. This information has been provided, along with links for reference, to you previously. Being deliberately ignorant is not a virtue, your toxic leaden trolliness. Don't be afraid of challenging your self-admitted ignorance, and learn something. Is it OK to throw your McDonald's trash out the window, too? No. Nor is it OK to pollute because you don't see the aftermath.

Hayduke2

“ In nature everything is connected, interwoven, subject to natural law. We cannot separate ourselves from that, no matter how hard we try “. Jeffrey Anderson

TrekMan

Right on Gabe - Plumdumb is definitely suspect!

eastmoonrabbit

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Carter is an incredible abomination.It's disheartening and disgusting that he was elected. That he won over Blue originally is mind boggling.

TrekMan

No, it's not!

Hayduke2

Come on Trek!! You belittled Fitzwater for her lack of experience, at least in your mind, but suddenly support an 18 year old kid who lives with his parents and has no real work or world experience. Too funny.

phydeaux994

Loser!

TrekMan

First, Fido - you really are the loser. Go back and find your rock! Come back out after your hibernation. It'll do you good!

Hay - once again, you make assertions without any idea as to who I fully support (besides our Sheriff). Get off your butt and go back and read my comments. Yes, Fitzwater is inexperienced and should most definitely not be the CE. Hough is the lesser of the two evils although I'm not a big supporter of his either. I'd rather have someone with some experience at managing something than someone who has managed nothing except a classroom. Think about it!

public-redux

FWIW, Trek, teachers manage more than a classroom. Right?

phydeaux994

My apologies, I didn’t understand we still had a week to count ballots. Is Karl gaining on Chuck at all?

TrekMan

Nope! That contest is a done deal.

TrekMan

Well, we can sure see firsthand what your boy mumbley Joe is doing to America! Starving it!!

phydeaux994

Loser!

TrekMan

Fido....now go find your rock! 🤣🤣

phydeaux994

Loser!

cleanrunoff

Point of historical reference and accuracy- the moniker "Mumbley Joe" has already been applied to and copyright protected in the October 27, 1996 episode of "The Simpsons", applied to then Presidential candidate Bob Dole. Please cease and desist the usurping of this term or legal action will be forthcoming. Sincerely, Fox Broadcasting Corporation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRJsTQFTEZ8

TheLorax1

I thought newspaper articles about “President” Dewey were frowned upon in journalist circles.

You’ve almost managed to recreate the legendary headline!

Plumbum

Still promoting Hough!! LOL

Andy, I thought you were better than this.

FrederickFan

This column was written too soon without enough thought and without waiting for the votes to be counted. The final tally will show a Dem sweep of Congress, the CE, majority of the council, and a majority of the Board of Education. Republican's will fare badly.

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