Pantelides Wins Annapolis Mayor Race; Cohen Concedes
Update: Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen conceded defeat in his re-election bid shortly after a final vote tally was announced by city election officials. Despite earlier signals that the slim 59-vote margin of victory held by challenger Michael Pantelides might spark legal action by the incumbent, Cohen came in person to congratulate Pantelides and declared: “You have my full support.”
Update 6:22pm: Here's a tweet from Cohen sent at 6:12pm on Friday:
GOP challenger Michael Pantelides defeated incumbent Democratic Mayor Josh Cohen by 59 votes after a vote count that took two additional days. Pantelides said that he will immediately plan his transition.
WYPR's Karen Hosler talked to Matt Tacka just before the final provisional ballots were counted. Click below for some additional context about the Annapolis mayoral race: