40% of Maryland voters have requested mail-in ballots, Dems more than double GOP

Vote-by-mail debate raises fears of election disinformation
Posted at 3:19 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 15:19:25-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Around 1.67 million registered voters in Maryland have requested a mail in ballot this election, based off information from the State Board of Elections.

That means 40 percent of Maryland's roughly 4.1 million voters plan to cast their ballot by mail.

Of the ballots sent out, voters have already returned more than 808,000 or 48 percent.

If you break it down by party, 1.1 million registered Democrats more than doubled 257,000 Republicans in vote by mail requests.

Montgomery County led the way with 376,181 mail-in ballot requests, followed by Prince George's County.

The data suggests voters are overwhelmingly by an 89.7 to 9.8 percent margin requesting ballots be delivered rather than emailed.