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Democratic primary in 1st District still undecided

WASHINGTON — Democrat John LaFerla says he’s not conceding to apparent nominee Wendy Rosen in the primary election in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District.

Rosen led by 126 votes out of more than 24,000 cast in Tuesday’s election.

The State Board of Elections said Monday that votes from one precinct with 88 registered Democrats remained to be counted.

On Wednesday, the board will start counting absentee ballots. Nearly 1,600 were mailed to the district’s registered Democrats, and nearly 1,200 had been returned by Tuesday.

The absentee counting process ends April 13.

Rosen declared victory Tuesday, but LaFerla says he’ll wait for the final tally.

The winner faces Republican incumbent Andy Harris, who was unopposed in the primary.

The district includes the Eastern Shore and parts of parts of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.