BERLIN – The two most closely contested races in this year’s Mid-term Election appear as if they’ll remain so with more than 1,000 potential District 38 State Senate votes outstanding because of provisional, second round absentee, and military votes.
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A federal suit found that Maryland had mailed some absentee ballots out beyond the 45 day pre-election deadline and extended the absentee due date for the late mailings to Nov. 12. In
With that many possible votes outstanding, the
The board was scheduled to evaluate more than 130 provisional ballots yesterday and will count the 120-plus absentee ballots they have in their possession by close of business tomorrow. As of Tuesday only 107 votes separated incumbent Joel Todd from challenger Beau Oglesby.
The State Senate race will also likely remain close as Del. Jim Mathias maintains a 439 vote lead over his opponent,