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Watch re­sults in Ne­vada, Ohio, Penn­syl­va­nia and Florida. The po­lar­iz­ing pres­i­den­tial con­test be­tween Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton and Repub­li­can Don­ald Trump likely will be de­cided in th­ese states. Con­trol of the Se­nate also likely rests on what hap­pens in those states, plus In­di­ana, North Carolina and Mis­souri. With Sen. Bar­bara A. Mikul­ski re­tir­ing, will Mary­land send an all-male del­e­ga­tion to Wash­ing­ton for the first time in 45 years? Two con­tests are likely to de­cide. Repub­li­can state Del. Kathy Szeliga faces Demo­cratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the race for Mikul­ski’s seat. Repub­li­can Amie Hoe­ber is try­ing to un­seat Demo­cratic Rep. John De­laney in the 6th Con­gres­sional Dis­trict, which stretches from Mont­gomery County through Western Mary­land. For­mer Mayor Sheila Dixon nar­rowly lost the Demo­cratic pri­mary to state Sen. Cather­ine E. Pugh but is wag­ing a write-in cam­paign. Key to Dixon’s show­ing may be turnout in pre­dom­i­nantly African-Amer­i­can neigh­bor­hoods in East and West Bal­ti­more, where large num­bers of vot­ers sup­ported her in April. Repub­li­can Alan Walden and Green Party can­di­date Joshua Har­ris join Pugh on the bal­lot. A Demo­crat has won ev­ery elec­tion for a City Coun­cil seat since 1942. But Repub­li­cans see an op­por­tu­nity in South­east Bal­ti­more’s 1st Dis­trict, where vot­ers picked Repub­li­can Gov. Larry Ho­gan over Demo­crat An­thony G. Brown two years ago. Repub­li­can Matthew McDaniel has waged a spir­ited cam­paign for the open coun­cil seat against Demo­crat Zeke Co­hen. Have Bal­ti­more elec­tion of­fi­cials solved prob­lems at the polls? The city’s pri­mary elec­tion was marred by ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties, prompt­ing state of­fi­cials to or­der the re­sults de­cer­ti­fied. A sub­se­quent re­view didn’t change the out­come of any race. City elec­tions of­fi­cials say the prob­lems stemmed from elec­tion judges who didn’t show up. They say they’re bet­ter pre­pared now, hav­ing trained more than 3,000 judges to work to­day. THE HUMVEE’S RE­PLACE­MENT: The Army is road-test­ing the new Joint Light Tac­ti­cal Ve­hi­cle, a faster, safer and smoother-rid­ing troop car­rier that is des­tined to re­place the Iraq War-era Humvee, on 50 miles of track that winds around Aberdeen Prov­ing Ground in Har­ford County.

Van Hollen Szeliga

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