After the bars closed and the victory parties emptied out Tuesday night, unofficial vote tallies set the general election contests for seven of eight wards. In Ward 4, candidates and citizens alike are still waiting. More than a quarter of Annapolitans showed up to vote in Tuesday’s primary election, surpassing the 2013 turnout rate by nearly three points. But too few Ward 4 residents cast traditional votes to give Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson a secure victory over challenger Toni Strong Pratt.
Anne Arundel County voting officials pulled a database that allowed voters to find their polling places one day before Tuesday’s primary, saying some of the information on the list was inaccurate. A spokesman for one candidate for mayor criticized the decision to remove the information from the city website, saying it disenfranchised some voters.
As primary campaigning wound down and voting booths went up Tuesday, the democratic voters of Annapolis found a last-minute appeal waiting in their mailboxes. The Annapolis Republican Central Committee distributed fliers to democratic primary voters yesterday in an attempt to target democratic candidates in Wards 1 and 7 the committee felt posed a serious challenge to republican candidates and the city at-large, chairman Randy Landis said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".