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Opinion A governor’s misguided veto is behind Maryland’s glacial vote count

Maryland voters cast their primary ballots on July 19 or, in the case of those who voted early in person or by mail, before then. Maryland is the only state in the country where election officials are barred from opening, processing and counting mail-in ballots until two days after primary or general elections. Ruben Navarrette: It's guesswork to say how many still-undecided races would have been resolved by now had Gov. Larry Hogan not cast that veto. He said the bill would provide election officials with a “much needed head start” on processing what he called the “deluge’s.