Lawyers for Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox, in asking a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge to block a request to allow early counting of mail-in ballots, contend that state elections officials have failed to prove there is an emergency requiring court intervention. In the meantime, local election officials are warning that they expect to be deluged with mail-in votes for the November election and may need several days, if not weeks, to count them if they have to wait until after Election Day to begin. State elections officials had gone to court earlier this month to ask for permission to begin early counting what is expected to be a flood of mail-in ballots.
As Cox seeks to block early counting, officials say they expect massive mail-in vote
September 19, 2022