Fun Fact: Did You Know that Kent County is the Most Politically Competitive County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore?

Question: Did you know that Kent County is the most politically competitive county on Maryland’s eastern shore?

It’s true! Kent County is the most politically competitive county on Maryland’s eastern shore. In 2004, Republican George W. Bush won it with 52% of the vote to Democrat John Kerry’s 46%. In the 2008 United States Presidential Election, Barack Obama won Kent County by 48 votes more than John McCain. In 2012 Republican Mitt Romney won Kent County by 28 votes over Democrat Barack Obama. Unofficially, in 2016 Republican Donald Trump won Kent County by 301 votes. The county’s commission is also made up of two democrats and one republican.

kentSource: Wikipedia and Maryland State Board of Elections

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