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.
Ivan Bates holds 4,000 vote lead in Baltimore state’s attorney race as rivals await mail-in count
July 20, 2022