Some campaigns in close races in Baltimore are questioning why results from eight precincts went missing for about 24 hours after primary election night.
For about a day, results weren't included in the official tally from two precincts in West Baltimore's 9th District, two precincts in Southwest Baltimore's 8th District, and single precincts in West Baltimore's 7th District, Southeast Baltimore's 1st District, Northeast Baltimore's 2nd District and central Baltimore's 12th District.
Democratic candidate Kelly Cross, who trails Robert Stokes Sr. by 364 votes in the 12th District, posted a note to his supporters online questioning the process and telling them their votes "may have been compromised."
"When election judges pack up and leave [on election night], they sometimes leave the memory sticks or put them in wrong place. Whatever's out, we go and find it," he said. "It's not uncommon. Judges misplace stuff."
Jones emphasized that the paper ballots used this year serve as a backup record for anyone questioning the results. "We use some 200 buildings," he said. "I don't have the keys to them. There are a lot of things beyond my control."
Jones said more than 3,000 absentee ballots and 7,000 provisional ballots have yet to be counted.
"The absentee ballots are hard to determine because mail is still coming in," Jones said.
Jones said 3,786 absentee ballots have been counted. Pugh's lead over Dixon widened by about 400 votes after they were counted.