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GOP candidate for Governor against proposed ballot counting changes

September 17th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

With less than two months from the midterms, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox is pushing back against proposed changes to ballot counting in Maryland. WBAL reports that Cox has filed a motion aimed at blocking the state Board of Election's emergency petition. The petition would allow an early counting of mail-in ballots while current law prevents them from being counted until two days after election day.

The board argues if that is the case, key races would not be decided until December.

In August, the state Board of Elections announced the intention to file the emergency petition to allow for early canvassing.

 Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said the Hogan administration is in favor of early canvassing, but not the way it was laid out in the bill passed by the General Assembly.