Jimmy DeButts: Anne Arundel elections demonstrate early voting power, women taking control

Anne Arundel is still purple but Tuesday it turned a shade bluer. Steuart Pittman and a blue wave lifted Democratic candidates up and down the Anne Arundel County ballot into office. The county — which voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign — added one more Democrat to its General Assembly delegation and flipped the county council and county executive seat to blue. Pittman’s 52-48 percent victory over incumbent County Executive Steve Schuh surprised many local observers. The Davidsonville Democrat’s strong showing undoubtedly aided his down-the-ballot party members. (Capital)

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