Vote counting in Baltimore now shows Scott leading for mayor
FILE - This file photo combo shows, from left, Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young, Sheila Dixon, Thiru Vignarajah, Mary Miller and Brandon Scott. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)BALTIMORE Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott began leading former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon by nearly 400 votes after more ballots were counted in the citys Democratic mayoral primary. Nearly 18,500 votes have yet to be counted, and still more could arrive, The Baltimore Sun reported. Nick Mosby with 41% of the vote in a Democratic primary race for Baltimore City Council president. In the Democratic primary for Baltimore comptroller, City Councilman Bill Henry was leading incumbent Joan Pratt by nearly 10,000 votes.
Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call
FILE - This file photo combo shows, from left, Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young, Sheila Dixon, Thiru Vignarajah, Mary Miller and Brandon Scott. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)BALTIMORE The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday. After polls closed, the citys Board of Elections released mail-in votes received through late last week. The coronavirus pandemic prompted the shift to a primarily mail-in election. Shannon Wright led the GOP primary race based on the votes cast as of early Wednesday.
Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary
In this June 7, 2018, photo, Thiru Vignarajah is shown after a candidate's forum for the office of Baltimore State's Attorney, in Baltimore. Although Tuesday's election is a primary, Democrats outnumber Republicans 10-1 in Baltimore, all but assuring them a general election win in November. The other front-runners are City Council President Brandon Scott, former Maryland Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah and former U.S. Treasury Department Undersecretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller. Bernard C. Jack Young automatically became mayor after Catherine Pugh resigned, given his position at the time as City Council president. Young is seeking reelection, promising voters he will clean up the city, reduce crime and invest in the communitys youth.