As of Saturday evening after more than 110,000 ballots have been counted, incumbent Marc Elrich leads businessman David Blair by only 42 votes in the Democratic primary for County Executive. If the count stands, Elrich would be the Democratic nominee running against Republican primary winner Reardon Sullivan in the November 8 election.
The vote is presumably headed for a recount but shortly before midnight Saturday, Elrich claimed victory.
I am honored to be the Democratic nominee for County Executive. I want to thank the voters. I love this county and care about our residents so very deeply. This primary has been a long journey. Thank you also to @777Vote staff for your tireless work. pic.twitter.com/Fq9eaV9vyy
— Marc Elrich (@Marc_Elrich) August 7, 2022
The Montgomery County Board of Elections tweeted Saturday night that 34 ballots remain and that they will be counted on Sunday.
— MontgomeryMDVotes (@777Vote) August 7, 2022
The latest numbers, released at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, show that Elrich leads Blair by three one hundredth of one percent (.03%).
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David T. Blair
In the 2018 Democratic Primary, Elrich beat Blair by 77 votes.