The 2020 general election in Maryland will consist of a race for eight US House of Representatives seats as well as the Presidential election, all of which will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Before that, of course, there was a Presidential primary for both the Democratic and Republican sides of the aisle.
Maryland’s primary elections were supposed to be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, but these were delayed by the coronavirus to June 2. While Biden has claimed the crown in MD, you can still find Presidential election odds, state electoral odds, and other political prop opportunities available at all the top international sportsbooks.
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Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
**Odds pulled from Bovada Sportsbook.
In 2016, Maryland voters heavily favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, 60.33% to 33.91%. The state doesn’t appear to be competitive for the GOP or particularly useful for Trump’s re-election odds.
However, in 2018, Maryland re-elected a Republican governor by a wide margin (55.4% to 43.5%), so there is an outside possibility that the GOP can win the state in the 2020 Presidential election, though MD is not credibly considered a battleground state at this time.
Maryland’s Democrat delegates are awarded to candidates proportionally, as long as they meet or exceed the 15% minimum vote threshold. Multiple recognizable Democrats entered the race for the 2020 Presidency, but by the time the MD primary rolled around, Joe Biden was already the presumptive nominee and was running effectively unopposed. Naturally, he won easily, just like the DNC betting lines predicted he would.
There are 38 Republican delegates in Maryland, split between 14 state delegates and 24 others awarded via congressional district. This approach means each GOP primary candidate could win some of the delegates in MD if they win over individual districts. To receive all of the delegates, a candidate would have to win over the entire state.
This makes earning the Republican primary a bit harder in most cases, but with President Donald Trump as the incumbent and no notable Republican challengers, he was a lock to take all the delegates per the Republican primary betting boards. With 88.2% of the vote compared to 11.8% for Bill Weld, he did just that.
You can bet on Maryland’s electoral vote winner for the general election right now, and there are plenty of other lines available on US politics. You’ll even find wacky political props like Trump impeachment odds and various Presidential debate odds, too.