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Voters Trickle to Polls on First Day of Early Voting, But Mail-In Ballots Skyrocket Since Last Gubernatorial Campaign

7/7/2022 | Josh Kurtz, Danielle E. Gaines, Bruce DePuyt, Nene Narh-Mensah

Maryland Matters

Candidates fanned out throughout the state.

In the early morning hours, two gubernatorial contenders who were both part of President Barack Obama’s cabinet found themselves at the Silver Spring Civic Center.

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King talked to voters and campaign workers, before heading to a campaign press conference to announce a 100-day plan to protect and expand access to abortion care in Maryland.

Their priorities would include providing housing for “abortion refugees” traveling from out of state through the Department of Emergency Management and establishing a “deputy secretary for reproductive rights” at the state’s health department.