Democrat Wes Moore elected governor in a historic Maryland race

By Sakshi

 Nov 9,2022

Democrat Wes Moore has made history in Maryland as the first state's Black governor in a race announcement by the Associated Press. 

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Moore is the third Black governor elected across the United States.

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Moore's victory puts the governorship back into Democrats following two terms with a Republican Governor. 

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Larry Hogan is one of the most well-known governors in the United States.

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Election day polls indicated Moore having a lead of double-digits in the race against Republican candidate, Maryland Del. Dan Cox.

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Cox is a far-right lawmaker who was awarded a highly sought-after and polarizing endorsement from former president Donald Trump.

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However, a slight nod to the standard-bearer of the opposition was not enough to get past the daunting odds in the state in which Democrats as well as moderate Republicans generally win the most votes.

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Moore is a newcomer to politics. He is a long-time businessman and philanthropist.

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He campaigned on the platform of eliminating child poverty and ensuring Maryland is a place that is committed to the rights of women.

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