The votes are in and Maryland’s primary election is officially over.
Results showed that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won the state – Clinton with 63 percent of the vote and Trump with 54 percent.
In Washington County, about 36 percent of registered voters cast more than 33,000 ballots. Republicans and Democrats said that the high turnout during early voting was a win for both parties.
“An increase in voters, increased interest – Maryland counted, so it makes people want to come out and vote,” said Marilee Kerns of the Washington County Republican Central Committee.
“The fact that it’s still a contested presidential race, both on the Democratic side and the Republican side, has led to higher interest, as well,” said Peter Perini of the Washington County Democratic Central Committee.
Wednesday is the first day of early voting for the primary election in West Virginia.
The general election will be held on November 8.