It will soon be decision time for candidates in three close races in Prince George’s County.
The county Board of Elections finished tallying provisional and absentee ballots late last week, Deputy Administrator Daneen Banks said. “We’ve counted all of the ballots that we have, so now we have to go through the certification process.”
As has been the case throughout Maryland, the June 26 primary produced several close contests. In Prince George’s, the tight races all involve Democrats.
In County Council District 7, Rodney Streeter, chief of staff to Councilmember Andrea Harrison, defeated progressive activist Krystal Oriadha by 31 votes. Streeter was the choice of 2,818 voters (26.61 percent); Oriadha won 2,787 ballots (26.31 percent).
Because the margin was more than .1 percent, Oriadha does not qualify for a county-funded recount. Banks said the board has not received a request from her campaign, and the candidate did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.