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The city of Baltimore as well as the state of Maryland and the nation are grappling with the sudden death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings.

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The 68-year-old died Thursday from complications of long-term health problems.

But the question remains: What happens when a seated member of the U.S. Congress dies in the middle of their term?

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There will be a special election. Gov. Larry Hogan has 10 days to issue a proclamation announcing a special primary election and a special general election will be held to fill the vacancy.

The special primary election is held on a Tuesday at least 65 days after the proclamation was released.

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Gov. Hogan has yet to announce the special election.

Source: CBS Baltimore

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