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Anne Arundel County Executive-elect Steuart Pittman wooed areas that previously backed incumbent Republican Steve Schuh, flipping about four dozen different precincts on Election Day, precinct voter data shows.

Schuh underperformed in precincts located in more conservative areas of the county — such as Council District 7 and District 3 — with Pittman even bringing some of those precincts to his side. Schuh won the majority of precincts on Election Day with 115 to Pittman’s 80 and garnered more overall votes on Nov. 6.

But Pittman cruised with an about 11,000-vote lead in early voting. Early voting is not released by precinct, so how some areas voted early isn’t known. In Anne Arundel County — and nationally — Democrats like to vote early. Engaging previous Schuh voters and winning the early vote count were key factors in Pittman’s win on Nov. 6.

The early numbers show it was a turnout issue alongside a “Trump effect” as voters turned away from Republican men, said Maryland Republican Party chairman Dirk Haire. More Democrats went to the polls while Republican turnout was flat, he said, citing results data.

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Final counts are still being tallied as officials count absentee and provisional ballots. Haire’s wife, Jessica Haire, won her election for County Council District 7.

“There was a clear anger in a number of suburban counties,” Dirk Haire said. “Women were going to the polls and telling us they were voting against Republicans because of Trump.”

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Pittman’s campaign manager, Pete Baron, said he was still reviewing the data and would learn more as more granular data was released.

He attributed the campaign success to its 17 local forums held throughout the county. Connecting with those voters might have helped in the more conservative areas of the county, he said.

Other Democrats ran strong campaigns as well which may have influenced voters’ position in the county executive race.

“That all mattered,” Baron said. “It was definitely not all the Pittman campaign.”

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On the day of the election, Schuh seemed to be aware that his hold had slipped. The midterm was attracting presidential levels of voters and incoming numbers showed lower support in areas where he previously crushed George Johnson, the 2014 Democrat who ran for county executive.

He was optimistic at the time, chatting with visitors to his party. He shook hands and kissed cheeks. But as the night went on, it became obvious the support wasn’t going to be high enough. He lost the election by about 4 percentage points.

Schuh’s campaign did not return a request for comment. The county executive is out of the country on vacation in the Caribbean. He returns Saturday.

“Some of the precincts are tighter than we thought and some are better than we thought,” Schuh said on election night.

In Council District 7, Pittman won Precincts 24 and 10. Both of those areas are majority Republican with strong populations of unaffiliated voters and Democrats. More purple precincts than red.

Schuh won both of those areas with about 71 percent of the vote 2014.

Pittman took precinct 10 with 57 percent of the vote. And he split 24 with 50.4 percent. He got six more votes than Schuh in that precinct.

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This occurred in 43 other precincts on Election Day. When Schuh defeated Johnson in 2014, he took 160 of the precincts.

This doesn’t mean Schuh didn’t perform well in some areas. Council District 3 continued its run as one of the most conservative areas in the county with only three of 25 precincts supporting Pittman. Schuh called that area “Kipke country” while he was campaigning there. That’s in reference to the popular Del. Nic Kipke, R-Pasadena. Kipke is House Minority Leader and easily won re-election.

Pittman’s victory was part of a “blue wave” across the country as Democrats took back the U.S. House of Representatives, governor’s seats and legislatures across the country.

Anne Arundel County rode this wave with its county executive and County Council flipping to Democratic control. Previously, the Council was 4-3 Republican but is now 4-3 Democrat. It also went from zero women on the Council to five women winning their races.

This change was linked to District 2 swinging from Republican to Democrat. Councilman John Grasso, R-Glen Burnie, was term limited and ran unsuccessfully for Senate. His former campaign manager Tom Gardner ran for the open seat but lost to Democrat Allison Pickard.

Baltimore Sun reporter Christine Zhang contributed to this story.

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