The tight race that has pitted incumbent Patricia Jessamy against Gregg Bernstein for Baltimore City State’s Attorney is over.
Jessamy conceded defeat Friday afternoon.
Jessamy says she is moving forward and will help Bernstein have a smooth transition.
Jessamy says she is still a public servant and will continue to work for the city’s children in other initiatives.
Bernstein had extended his lead over Jessamy in the hard-fought race.
The city Board of Elections says 1,531 absentee ballots were counted Thursday. Bernstein now leads Jessamy by 1,363 votes. Before the absentee ballots were counted, Bernstein was ahead by 1,295 votes. A few hundred absentee ballots will be counted Friday.
With less than 1,400 votes separating the candidates right now, Jessamy did question whether every vote was counted.
Her legal team now wants the state elections administrator to provide detailed information on each voting machine and the procedures for collecting votes. Sources say Jessamy is not satisfied that votes were properly counted.