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Ed Hartman

Del. Dan Cox’s bid to block early counting of mail-in ballots is thwarted by the Court of Appeals.

The Cox campaign has appealed to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the second-highest court in the state, and is asking the court to issue a stay on the ruling until judges decide whether to accept the appeal.

Maryland voters are expected to cast a record number of mail-in ballots in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

After an 11-hour hearing, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge James Bonifant upheld an executive order issued by County Executive Marc B. Elrich (D) Wednesday…