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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2010
In a race tighter than expected, longtime Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee was leading his Republican challenger, Eric Grannon, by nearly 4,000 votes, as more than 7,000 absentee ballots were being counted Thursday and Friday. Grannon, 38, an attormey whose private practice largely handles antitrust and business matters, would have to garner more than 75 percent of the votes cast in absentee and provisional ballots to unseat Weathersbee, 66, who has 22 years on the job. "We're pretty confident that the absentee votes will fall the way the precincts have," Weathersbee said Thursday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
After elections officials spent more than 24 hours reviewing and counting absentee and provisional ballots, Republican newcomer Mike Pantelides was named winner of the Annapolis mayoral election Friday night. Going into the count of provisional ballots Friday, Pantelides held onto a 50-vote lead over incumbent Democratic Mayor Josh Cohen. When the 65 provisional ballots were run through a scanner as an anxious crowd watched, 37 were for Pantelides and 28 were for Cohen, making Pantelides the winner by 59 votes out of nearly 8,000 cast.
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By Raven L. Hill and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2010
Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth Oliver is leading the Democratic primary to hold onto his District 4 seat by about 100 votes with all but provisional ballots counted. Challenger Julian E. Jones Jr. said he has congratulated Oliver but is not conceding defeat. He is considering a recount request, which he would have to file by Sept. 30. There are also about 160 provisional ballots from District 4 awaiting review next week. Jones had been trailing by a slim margin after all of the Election Day results were tallied.
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by Julie Scharper, Andrea F. Siegel and Annie Linskey | November 7, 2012
Hundreds of same-sex marriage supporters cheered Wednesday morning when Gov. Martin O'Malley took the stage to declare victory on same-sex marriage. "Every child's home deserves to be protected equally under the law," O'Malley said.  He praised the groups who worked for same-sex marriage, saying they were "carrying the banner of human dignity" in "a noble battle to move Maryland forward. " Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake drew cheers as she thanked advocates for their persistence.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,sun reporter | September 19, 2006
Local election officials began the painstaking process yesterday of sorting through thousands of sealed provisional ballots that could determine the outcome of a Washington-area congressional race and at least two state legislative contests. "I'm not sure how many [provisional ballots] we have because it took us three days just to get them out of all of the bags," said Jacqueline K. McDaniel, the director of elections in Baltimore County, where some races hang in the balance. "We know what we sent out, but we have to figure out how many are spoiled."
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,sun reporter | September 23, 2006
Seven-term incumbent Rep. Albert R. Wynn appeared to be the victor in the closely fought 4th Congressional District Democratic primary yesterday as local election officials inched closer to tallying the final provisional ballots. Wynn was ahead of Donna Edwards by 2,708 votes, according to unofficial results. The Prince George's County Board of Elections completed counting its provisional ballots. The Montgomery County Board of Elections had counted 9,945 provisional ballots of an estimated 10,000 to 12,000.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
After elections officials spent more than 24 hours reviewing and counting absentee and provisional ballots, Republican newcomer Mike Pantelides was named winner of the Annapolis mayoral election Friday night. Going into the count of provisional ballots Friday, Pantelides held onto a 50-vote lead over incumbent Democratic Mayor Josh Cohen. When the 65 provisional ballots were run through a scanner as an anxious crowd watched, 37 were for Pantelides and 28 were for Cohen, making Pantelides the winner by 59 votes out of nearly 8,000 cast.
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By Josh Mitchell and Laura Barnhardt and Josh Mitchell and Laura Barnhardt,Sun Reporters | September 14, 2006
Richard M. Yaffe took time away from running his Pikesville ambulance company over the summer to spend several hours a day knocking on doors and shaking hands. Yesterday, all the Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates could do was sit in his cluttered campaign office and wait. Just 156 votes short, but with an untold number of ballots still uncounted, Yaffe was among a small number of candidates in Baltimore County who won't be sure of their political fate for a while. "I'm feeling great," Yaffe, 50, said after hanging up with a campaign worker who had called to express his support.
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By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | September 15, 2006
Even though the general election campaign has begun in earnest, Democratic Senate candidate Kweisi Mfume said yesterday that he won't concede to U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin until all provisional and absentee votes are counted. Despite Mfume's kind words for Cardin after Tuesday's primary election, he also declined yesterday to throw his firm support behind the Democratic congressman, adding that he had phoned the Republican Party's nominee, Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, on Wednesday to congratulate him for winning his party's primary.
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By Sara Neufeld and Matthew Hay Brown and Sara Neufeld and Matthew Hay Brown,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | November 8, 2008
Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr. was "encouraged" by the Associated Press' decision yesterday to call the closely fought 1st Congressional District race in his favor but said it was not yet time to celebrate. "I am honored and humbled by the support I've received in this election and am clearly encouraged by where the numbers stand and the subsequent Associated Press announcement," he said in a statement. "Right now, my top priority is making sure that every vote is counted and every voice is heard."
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
State officials are investigating complaints about long lines at polls that left some voters waiting for two hours on Election Day despite lower than expected turnout. Baltimore elections officials and the Maryland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union also received complaints from voters who said they cast a ballot in the 2008 election but found that their names were not listed on voter rolls Tuesday. State elections officials plan to investigate each of the roughly dozen cases identified.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
U.S.House candidate Wendy Rosen shifted her attention to the general election Thursday after her opponent conceded the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 1st District — ending the final disputed contest from last week's statewide primary. Rosen, a Cockeysville businesswoman, led Chestertown physician John LaFerla by 82 votes out of more than 25,000 cast after state election officials had counted most of the absentee and provisional ballots. The district includes portions of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties as well as the Eastern Shore.
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December 9, 2011
In the wake of former Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. aide Paul Schurick's conviction this week on fraud charges related to an election night 2010 robocall that urged voters in Democratic households to "relax" and stay home, Mr. Schurick's defenders have begun to criticize the law on which he was found guilty. The statute makes it a crime for anyone to "willfully and knowingly ... influence or attempt to influence a voter's decision whether to go to the polls to cast a vote through the use of force, fraud, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery, reward, or offer of reward.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2010
Incumbent Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee appears to have won a sixth term in a tight contest, after an absentee ballot count increased his lead Friday over his Republican opponent. "I think we won, yes," Weathersbee said Friday night. The additional ballots widened the Democrat's lead over attorney Eric Grannon, who practices mostly antitrust and business law, to 3 percent of the vote from 2 percent. Late-arriving absentee ballots as well as provisional ballots have yet to be counted.
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By Raven L. Hill and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2010
Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth Oliver is leading the Democratic primary to hold onto his District 4 seat by about 100 votes with all but provisional ballots counted. Challenger Julian E. Jones Jr. said he has congratulated Oliver but is not conceding defeat. He is considering a recount request, which he would have to file by Sept. 30. There are also about 160 provisional ballots from District 4 awaiting review next week. Jones had been trailing by a slim margin after all of the Election Day results were tallied.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | November 11, 2008
Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr. appeared ready to declare victory in the 1st Congressional District after the bulk of the provisional ballots from last week's election were counted yesterday. With about 8,000 absentee and provisional ballots outstanding, Kratovil leads Harris by 2,154 votes, or 0.6 percent of the 352,813 counted in the state's most competitive congressional race this year. Kratovil, 40, the state's attorney for Queen Anne's County, announced a news conference for this afternoon.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | November 11, 2008
Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr. appeared ready to declare victory in the 1st Congressional District after the bulk of the provisional ballots from last week's election were counted yesterday. With about 8,000 absentee and provisional ballots outstanding, Kratovil leads Harris by 2,154 votes, or 0.6 percent of the 352,813 counted in the state's most competitive congressional race this year. Kratovil, 40, the state's attorney for Queen Anne's County, announced a news conference for this afternoon.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 3, 2004
Facing a narrow defeat, strategists for John Kerry looked early this morning to the critical swing state of Ohio for a possible post-election legal challenge that could give the Democrat a last-gasp chance at winning the White House. Vote totals early this morning indicated that President Bush would win the state, and its 20 electoral votes, by a narrow margin. The question for Democrats was whether pursuing a count of so-called "provisional ballots" - a process that would not begin for 11 days - could turn the state to Kerry.
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By Sara Neufeld and Matthew Hay Brown and Sara Neufeld and Matthew Hay Brown,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | November 8, 2008
Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr. was "encouraged" by the Associated Press' decision yesterday to call the closely fought 1st Congressional District race in his favor but said it was not yet time to celebrate. "I am honored and humbled by the support I've received in this election and am clearly encouraged by where the numbers stand and the subsequent Associated Press announcement," he said in a statement. "Right now, my top priority is making sure that every vote is counted and every voice is heard."
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