- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - Former mayor Sheila Dixon won’t seek a recount of Baltimore’s primary election.

But campaign spokeswoman Martha McKenna says Dixon hasn’t ruled out asking a judge to intervene before Wednesday’s deadline for legal challenges.

State Sen. Catherine Pugh was declared the winner of last month’s Democratic mayoral primary. More than 130,000 Democrats voted in the primary and Pugh got about 2,400 more votes than Dixon.

Dixon says irregularities in the primary need to be addressed. Last month, Maryland’s State Board of Elections ordered the city to rescind its certification and a review found 1,650 ballots were inappropriately handled in April’s primary.

The city’s elections board recertified the results last week after analyzing 555 uncounted provisional ballots and rejecting 386. The remaining ballots weren’t enough to change the outcome of any race.



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