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Mosby Defeats Bernstein In Close Race For Baltimore City State’s Attorney

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Former prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has won the election for Baltimore State’s Attorney, defeating incumbent Gregg Bernstein.

Meghan McCorkell has the latest on the very close race.

Bernstein told supporters he was hoping to give a very different speech Tuesday night.

He talked a lot about the accomplishments his office had made, but says it appears the voters have spoken.

Mosby is a voice for change.

“I think that the priorities of the state’s attorney’s office are off and they’ve set a tone where there is already a culture of distrust. People are distrustful of the criminal justice system,” said Mosby.

Bernstein, as an incumbent, had the support of other state’s attorneys, as well as former Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld.

“I do think that what the public wants to hear is that you are working well with your law enforcement partners. And if they feel you are doing the job and being successful in your efforts, then I think that carries a lot of weight,” Bernstein said.

Both candidates agreed that more needs to be done to fight crime in Baltimore City. In the state’s attorney race, Baltimore voters were asked to choose a known track record or to take a new direction.

Bealefeld endorsed Gregg Bernstein and Kweisi Mfume endorsed Marilyn Mosby.

Mosby won with 54 percent of the vote.

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