Blair Requests Partial Recount of Democratic Primary Ballots

Photo from

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 attorney Kevin Karpinski told the paper that Blair would have to post a bond of $23,466.35 with the circuit court to cover the cost of the recount, which is expected to begin Monday.

Read More:
County to Mark Flash BRT Anniversary; Expansion Planned

Sign up for our
Free Email Newsletters!

Stay connected to your community through our free email newsletters!
Emails are delivered daily.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.