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Fouche is Md. elector of Obama

December 12, 2008

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Bobby Fouche of Hagerstown is one of 10 Maryland electors who will help officially make Barack Obama the country's next president.

Under the electoral college system, the public actually selects electors who later cast their votes for the candidates.

Obama, a Democrat, defeated Republican John McCain in last month's presidential election.

Electors nationwide are scheduled to meet in their home states Monday to formally pick the president and vice president. Maryland's electors will gather in Annapolis.

The votes will be counted Jan. 8, 2009.

Fouche is the Democratic elector representing Maryland's 6th Congressional district, which includes Washington County and all or part of seven other counties.

Maryland has 10 electoral votes -- one for each of its eight Congressional districts, plus two at-large votes.

Other Maryland electors are:

o Gene Ransom of Grasonville (1st District)

o Delores Kelley of Randallstown (2nd District)

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o Guy Guzzone of Columbia (3rd District)

o Nathaniel Exum of Capitol Heights (4th District)

o Christopher Reynolds of Port Republic (5th District)

o Elizabeth Bobo of Columbia (7th District)

o Michael Barnes of Chevy Chase (8th District)

o Susan Lee of Bethesda and Rainier Harvey Sr. of Windsor Mill (at-large).

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