After reading all of 'the reasons why', as a retired engineer I wanted some fact based answers. In Maryland (admittedly a blue state) only 5 of the 24 counties voted for "his highness". The Maryland population is 30% black. Those 5 counties make up over 65% of the total population and are predominantly black. So, if the GOP wants to make Maryland a red state it must find a way to garner a much higher percentage of the black vote.