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Cox plans to challenge court ruling to allow early counting of mail-in ballots

September 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox plans to challenge a court ruling to allow for early counting of mail-in ballots in Maryland. WBAL reports attorneys for Cox have said they have filed a notice of appeal to challenge the Montgomery County Court ruling to allow mail-in ballots to be counted ahead of election day. Last Friday, a judge OK'd the state board of elections to begin counting ballots on Oct. 1. Cox has argued that the ruling was unconstitutional and that there was no actual emergency that called for ballots to be counted early. The Maryland State Board of Elections filed the emergency petition allowing for the canvassing of mail-in ballots in October instead of after the Nov. 8 election. Cox has also said the integrity of the election is at risk if early vote counts are allowed. State Senate President Bill Ferguson said suggestions that the vote count process could be tainted and lead to questions about the veracity of the results are without merit…