Businessman David Blair picked up two votes after the recount, making the final number of votes that councilmember Marc Elrich won by a total of 77.
The Blair campaign is asking for a recount of provisional and absentee ballots as well as a recount in two specific precincts. The request comes days after the Montgomery County Board of Elections certified Blair’s opponent — longtime county councilmember Marc Elrich — as the winner by several dozen votes.
In an interview with WTOP, David Blair — who ran for Montgomery County executive in the Democratic primary — said his campaign is still considering whether to petition for a recount.
The candidate who lost the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive by 80 votes says he will “likely” seek a recount.
They include a state House of Delegates race as well as council races in Howard and Baltimore counties.
Before being able to run, Floreen has a number of requirements to fulfill by Aug. 6. News of Floreen’s decision came as the contest between the two Democratic front-runners narrowed dramatically.
Businessman David Blair has about a week to decide whether to ask for a recount after losing the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive by just 80 votes.
Marc Elrich is declaring victory in the race to be the Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive. The Board of Elections finished counting votes and Elich has an 80 vote lead, but there could still be recounts.
So far, 124,000 votes have been counted in the race for county executive in Montgomery County. The election remains too close to call.
Montgomery County executive hopeful Roger Berliner’s attack ad features an image of businessman David Blair morphing into Donald Trump’s photo.
The report, commissioned by the nonpartisan group Empower Montgomery, said the county has been plagued by “extraordinarily soft” job growth in recent years and faces “an increasingly risky economic and fiscal environment.”
Del. William Frick recalled how the county Liquor Control Board failed to reliably deliver supplies to some restaurants and beer and wine shops at the height of holiday season in recent years.
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