Judges on Thursday ruled against Dan Cox’s effort to stop poll workers from confidentially counting mail-in ballots early, as his political opponents amplified concerns about whether the GOP nominee for Maryland governor will accept the results of the November election. Cox has repeatedly sidestepped questions about whether he would respect the results if judges ruled against him, only saying he would accept the outcome if ballots were counted after Election Day, as has been the normal practice. Cox’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the ruling. He previously committed to accepting the results in his race against Wes Moore (D) if the rules were not changed, saying relief sought by the State Board of Elections after a bruising primary cycle marked by delayed results would sow mistrust in the system, and that such changes should be enacted by the legislature, not by a court during the height of campaign season.
As judges rule against Dan Cox, Md. Dems press him to accept results
September 30, 2022