Maryland Court Says Mail-In Ballot Count Can Start Saturday

Maryland Court Says Mail-In Ballot Count Can Start Saturday

A Maryland appeals court has rejected a request by Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial nominee to delay counting of mail-in ballots that could start as soon as Saturday. An order Thursday by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals denied an emergency request by lawyers for Dan Cox to halt a prior court order allowing the counting of mail-in ballots before Election Day. This week’s one-paragraph order was signed by Judge Douglas Nazarian on behalf of a three-judge panel that considered the motion. A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge had previously granted the Maryland State Board of Elections’ request to allow local elections officials to begin canvassing mail-in ballots on Oct. 1, instead of waiting until after Nov. 8.

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