News

Actions

Sheila Dixon won't seek election recount

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WMAR.png
Posted at 6:28 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 07:05:32-04
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon said Wednesday she will not seek a recount of the results of the 2016 mayoral primary election. 
 
Dixon lost the Democratic primary to state Sen. Catherine Pugh.
 
Dixon released the following statement: 
 
 I'd like to thank the people of Baltimore for their votes, their love and their support throughout this campaign.  Baltimore has a lot to be proud of about the high voter participation in this election.
 
While I have decided not to seek a recount of the election results, there are still a number of outstanding questions about the election, including the legality of the Pugh campaign's effort to bus people to early voting during the job application process.  I also encourage the Board of Elections to rectify the issues with judges and training, late poll openings and collection of Election Day data before the November elections so that the people of Baltimore have full faith in the administration of elections in our city.