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Ivan Bates holds 4,000 vote lead in Baltimore state’s attorney race as rivals await mail-in count

July 20, 2022

Challenger Ivan Bates jumped ahead and held his lead through the night Tuesday in the highly anticipated race for Baltimore state’s attorney. The defense attorney won about 41% of votes counted Tuesday, leading incumbent Marilyn Mosby and challenger Thiru Vignarajah. They received about 32% and 27%, respectively. Mosby and Vignarajah did not concede and encouraged their supporters to hold out hope for the mail-in ballots. Nearly 44,000 ballots were mailed to city Democrats, and they remain to be counted this week. Bates expressed optimism about his chances of unseating the controversial two-term state’s attorney.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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