Bernstein holds narrow lead over Jessamy in city state's attorney race

But incumbent's campaign says as many as 10,000 votes could remain uncounted

September 15, 2010|By Tricia Bishop | Baltimore Sun reporter

Baltimore State's Attorney hopeful Gregg Bernstein maintained his lead over incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy, according to a full count of the votes cast in city polling places.

Numbers released this afternoon from the Baltimore Board of Elections show that Bernstein won 49 percent of the primary votes cast at polling places to Jessamy's 47 percent -- with just 1,295 votes separating them. (A third democratic candidate received about 2,000 votes).

That means Jessamy needs to make up the difference in absentee ballots, which will be counted starting Thursday morning, or Baltimore has a new state's attorney.

The count: Bernstein: 30392 Jessamy: 29097 Sheryl A. Lansey: 2252

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