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Officials: 1,650 Primary Ballots Improperly Handled

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BALTIMORE (AP)- Maryland elections officials say a review of Baltimore's primary election found that about 1,650 ballots were handled improperly.
The State Board of Elections announced Monday that judges inappropriately scanned 1,188 provisional ballots on Election Day without verifying that the voters were eligible. Another 465 provisional ballots were not considered.
Officials say the unverified provisional ballots won't be subtracted from the tally because they can't know now whether they should have been counted.
Earlier this month, Maryland's State Board of Elections ordered the city to rescind its certification of the April 26 primary results amid concerns about voting irregularities. Armstead Jones Sr., the city's elections director, says officials plan to count the 465 outstanding provisional ballots this week and recertify the election.

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