Brochin noted how, at one point, there was a three-vote discrepancy between the number of physical absentee ballots and the number of votes that showed on the scanner — leading elections judges to re-scan that entire round of absentee ballots.
Issues like that could quickly add up to nine votes, he said.
“We owe it to the people who supported my campaign ... to make sure we are certain,” Brochin said.
Given that the margin between Olszewski and Brochin is less than 0.1 percent, a candidate petitioning for a recount would not pay the cost, according to the state’s election laws.
The winner will face Republican Al Redmer Jr., the state insurance commissioner and ally of Gov. Larry Hogan, in November’s general election. Redmer easily defeated state Del. Pat McDonough in the GOP primary.
Finishing third in the Democratic primary was County Councilwoman Vicki Almond, and Kevin Marron finished a distant fourth.