“We are still in a crisis, and we have no idea what October and November are going to look like,” she said during an online press briefing.
Joshua Sharfstein, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said maximizing the number of mail-in ballots will protect voters and poll workers.
“Imagine waking up feeling sick that day and having to decide between voting and protecting people who might be exposed,” he said. “The virus is hoping a lot of people show up to vote.”
Ballots were not sent on schedule to many voters before the June 2 primary. Many voters faced long lines because only four in-person voting centers were allowed in each of the state’s counties.
Earlier this month, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, warned of “devastating consequences” if the state doesn’t directly mail ballots to all eligible voters for the general election.
In response to Frosh’s comments, Hogan spokesman Michael Ricci indicated that the governor…