Board of State Canvassers Certifies State Election Results

With the Electoral College set to meet on December 14, the Maryland Board of State Canvassers today certified its 2020 general election results for federal and state offices. The members of the State Board of Canvassers are the Attorney General, Clerk of the Court of Appeals, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and State Treasurer.

In the presidential election, Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump 65.4% to 32.2%. The results, which were independently audited following the receipt and tally of all eligible ballots, will be officially presented in a meeting of Maryland’s electors at the State House on December 14.

A copy of the state electors’ vote for president and vice president will subsequently be forwarded to the president of the U.S. Senate for counting during a joint session of the United States Congress on January 6.

According to a Maryland State Board of Elections press release:

“Despite the public health emergency gripping the nation, millions of voters from across the state were able to exercise their right to vote in the 2020 general election,” said Maryland State Board of Elections Administrator Linda Lamone. “Election workers and officials from each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions worked tirelessly and in good faith to oversee a free and fair election in which every eligible ballot was counted. An independent audit of the election count demonstrated Maryland’s results were extremely accurate and uncovered no sign of irregularities. Given the many daunting challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, these findings are a tribute to the thousands of Marylanders who devoted their time and effort to managing a safe, secure and precise election process.”

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Maryland State Board of Elections: Official 2020 General Results