A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

Casper R. Taylor Jr.

Pugh continues to lead though Dixon gains in late count

Pugh continues to lead though Dixon gains in late count

State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh remained more than 2,500 votes ahead of former Mayor Sheila Dixon on Wednesday as city elections officials worked to count the final ballots in the Democratic primary for mayor.

Dixon gained 485 votes on Pugh by early evening. It was unclear how many votes remained to be tallied, and absentee ballots were still being received from overseas, with a Friday deadline to certify the results. Absentee ballots must have been postmarked by Election Day to be counted.

While Pugh declared victory based on an unofficial tally, and Dixon congratulated her opponent on Election Day, complaints about irregularities have surfaced since then. A team of activists...

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