Sheila Dixon Won't Concede Until Final Vote Count in Baltimore Mayor's Race

May 4, 2016

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon says she wants to get a final vote count from last week's mayoral primary and isn't conceding an election that was held about a year after Freddie Gray's death and unrest in the city.

Dixon told WBAL-AM in Baltimore on Tuesday she believes "there's still a chance" she could win. Provisional and absentee votes are still being counted.

The Maryland State Board of Elections website showed state Sen. Catherine Pugh leading by 3,020 votes on Tuesday. That's about 36.8 percent of the vote, compared to 34.4 percent for Dixon.

Gray was injured in police custody and died at a hospital. Current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she decided against running for re-election because she wanted to focus on the city healing.