Delegate Dan Cox, an attorney finishing his first term representing District 4A in the General Assembly, is the Republican nominee for governor in the 2022 general election, following a primary victory over several opponents, including former Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz.
Cox and his running mate, Gordana Schifanelli, will face the winner of the Democratic primary, which is still too close to call, in the general election on November 8.
According to unofficial early voting and Election Day results, Cox captured 56 percent of the vote. Former Maryland Commerce and Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz got 40 percent.
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Please note that vote counts are incomplete. Election officials still have to count mail-in and provisional ballots. For context, more than 500,000 Marylanders requested a mail-in ballot for this year’s primary, and those remaining votes are likely to be material to many contested races. However, local boards of elections cannot begin to canvass mail-in votes until Thursday, July 21. Therefore, for editorial purposes, MACo coverage will describe any races where the top runner-up remains within 10 percent of the apparent winner(s) as “pending” and those results as “apparent.”
MACo’s election coverage and analysis rely on unofficial results published by the State Board of Elections. Official results will follow after a full accounting of pending votes. Given delays in processing an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, MACo advises readers that any close unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead.