BALTIMORE — Kimberly Klacik, the Republican nominee for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, is also questioning election results.
Klacik lost to incumbent Democrat Kweisi Mfume, but over the weekend tweeted: "I beat my opponent on day of and in-person early voting, along with absentee. However 97,000 mail-in ballots were found in his favor? Luckily, we raised enough money to investigate."
The tweet was flagged by Twitter saying "this claim about election fraud is disputed."
Agreed. I beat my opponent on day of & in-person early voting, along with absentee.— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) November 8, 2020
However, 97k mail in ballots were found in his favor? Luckily, we raised enough money to investigate. https://t.co/s4berP6VRm
She originally conceded to Mfume on Twitter, but not before saying he is "someone that doesn't lift a finger" and told him to be prepared to be held accountable "like never before."
We gave it our best shot! So proud of my team. It’s sad someone that doesn’t lift a finger could win a congressional seat just by name, but this is not the end.— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) November 4, 2020
This is still a win. Congratulations @Mfume4Congress. Prepare to be held accountable like never before. Thx CD7! https://t.co/u7SGe10vKB
According to the State Board of Elections, Congressman Mfume received more votes than Klacik in early voting and also on Election Day.
As for mail-in ballots, Congressman Mfume beat Klacik by more than 102,000 votes.