First Black American Elected Governor In Maryland

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American politician and Democrat, Wes Moore has been elected Maryland’s first Black governor after defeating Republican Dan Cox in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.

According to AP News, votes on Tuesday October 8, show that Moore defeated Republican Dan Cox, meaning he is now the first Black governor of Maryland.

Wes Moore, a charismatic best-selling author and former head of the anti-poverty organization Robin Hood, is also now the third Black elected governor in American history.

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During his victory, Moore spoke about his “leave no one behind,” slogan and said;

, “When I was an Army captain and led soldiers into combat in Afghanistan, we lived by a simple principle: Leave no one behind … Real patriotism means bringing people together after two terms of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, one of the country’s most popular governors.

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He now joins only Douglas Wilder of Virginia and Deval Patrick as the only Black governors elected in the country’s 246-year history.

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