14 May 2014
Maryland partisan politics at a glance
No matter how you slice it, it's an uphill battle for Republicans to win statewide elections in Maryland. In the chart on the left, sorted by party performance, Maryland's five democratic counties (plus Baltimore City) equal 64% of the state's population. In the chart on the right, sorted by population, four of the five largest counties are democratic (plus Baltimore City). These five represent 60% of the population. For reference, the counties in the proposed Western Maryland Initiative are highlighted.