Unofficial results give victory to Wynn in 4th

September 24, 2006|By Kelly Brewington | Kelly Brewington,sun reporter

Veteran Rep. Albert R. Wynn appeared to have prevailed over challenger Donna Edwards in a fiercely contested 4th Congressional District Democratic primary after the last ballots were counted yesterday.

Seven-term incumbent Wynn edged Edwards by more than 2,000 votes, according to unofficial results.

Montgomery County elections officials were the last to record their tally of provisional ballots yesterday, 11 days after a primary election fraught with glitches.

Those results showed Edwards winning in Montgomery County, with 15,851 votes to Wynn's 9,129. But along with Prince George's County's results from a day earlier, Wynn was the unofficial winner with a total of 40,766 votes, compared with 38,091 for Edwards.

Neither candidate returned calls for comment yesterday.

The results will not be verified until tomorrow, after State Board of Elections officials confer with Montgomery County's elections board.

Edwards, a civic activist and former foundation executive, has threatened to sue over alleged voting irregularities in Prince George's County, where Wynn lives.

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