David Blair has released a statement via social media. Blair says “The AP has declared our race too close to call. We’ll be requesting a recount.” David Blair released the following statement on the 2022 Montgomery County Executive Democratic primary election:
“After several weeks of counting and virtually all votes recorded, the Associated Press has declared this race too close to call. Given the extremely close margin, we will be requesting a full recount and are hopeful that the outcome will be in our favor.
Sixteen months ago, we launched our campaign to create a better Montgomery County. We believe that Montgomery County can lead the region in good-paying jobs, properly prepare our students for college and sustainable careers, build affordable housing, effectively implement climate policy and take on rising crime while improving policing. As economic and racial inequities continue to widen, we recognize that the status quo is not good enough and we must
strive to do better.
We’ve made a powerful statement that our community wants and deserves proactive and positive local leadership.”
On Saturday night, Marc Elrich declared victory in the Democratic Primary after an update earlier on Saturday night showed that Elrich (55,469, 39.20%) had a 42 vote lead over Blair (55,427, 39.17%) with all mail-in ballots and all but 37 of the 7,000 + provisional ballots tabulated.
The AP has declared our race too close to call. We'll be requesting a recount. More: pic.twitter.com/BlB2s4h6O2
— David Blair (@DavidTBlair) August 7, 2022