Category: County Executive

Blair Requests Partial Recount of Democratic Primary Ballots

Photo from barbarajpeters.com David Blair has requested a partial recount of ballots in the Democratic primary race for county executive, according to a report in The Washington Post. Blair, the Potomac businessman who largely self-financed his campaign, lost the election by 79 votes to Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large). The county’s Board of Elections certified the results on Monday. Blair is asking for a recount of both rounds of absentee ballots, provisional ballots, all ballots cast at an early-voting center in Potomac, and those in precinct 02-06, located at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, the Post reported. BOE...

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Elrich Certified as Primary Winner; Floreen Plans Independent Run

Photo from barbarajpeters.com The Montgomery County Board of Elections has certified the results of the Democratic primary for county executive, won by Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large). Elrich beat businessman and political novice David Blair by 79 votes, 37,529-37,450, in the six-person race. “I want to thank the Democratic voters of Montgomery County for selecting me to be the Democratic nominee for County Executive, as certified today by the County’s Board of Elections. It’s on to November 6!,” wrote Elrich in a tweet responding to the news. Under the law, Blair has three days to request a recount. Assuming...

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Elrich Holds Slim Lead in County Executive Primary

Photo from barbarajpeters.com Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) has an 80-vote lead over businessman David Blair in the primary race for the Democratic nomination for county executive, according to unofficial results posted by the Montgomery County Board of elections. Following the tally of absentee and provisional ballots, which was finished yesterday, Elrich received 37,529 votes (29.02 percent) and Blair 37,449 (28.95 percent) out of the 129,337 votes cast in the county executive race. In a tweet, Elrich wrote, “It is an honor to have been chosen by Montgomery County’s Democrats to represent the party in the general election. Thank...

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Elrich Leading Blair, Riemer, Glass, Jawando, Albornoz Among Winners

Councilmember Hans Riemer interviewed during a post-election party at the Quarry House Tavern. Photo by Mike Diegel. Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) holds a slight lead over businessman David Blair in the race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Executive. As of shortly before 1 a.m., unofficial results from the State Board of Elections showed Elrich leading, 34,729-34,277 (29.2 percent-28.9 percent), with 251 of 255 precincts reporting. The SBE is not reporting the number of absentee or provisional ballots outstanding. The winner will face Republican Robin Ficker, who ran unopposed. In the race for Council Council at-large nominations,...

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Primary election underway; 80,000 voters may need provisional ballots

Photo of signs surrounding the polling place at the Silver Spring Civic Building by Mike Diegel. The Maryland primary election is underway today as voters choose winners in races from governor, senator and U.S. representatives down to local party committee members. The polls will be open until 8 p.m. tonight, and anyone who is line to vote at 8 has the right to cast a ballot. Registered voters who are unsure where to vote can find their polling place here. Some voters may need to cast provisional ballots due to a computer error in the state’s Motor Vehicle Administration...

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