BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Council President and mayoral candidate Brandon Scott represented Maryland Tuesday night during the roll call at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

During his brief appearance, Scott praised nominee Joe Biden for planning to increase funding for public schools and historically Black colleges and universities.

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He then announced Maryland was awarding one vote to Bernie Sanders and 119 for Biden.

On Twitter, Scott wrote the election is about getting the country back on track and that the convention is one important step in getting there.

“I will recognize great Marylanders like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, and cast the delegates for the next President of the United States, Joe Biden,” he added.

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Scott was joined by Biden delegate and college student Bianca Shah.

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The virtual convention, which was supposed to be held in Milwaukee until plans changed due to the coronavirus, kicked off Monday night.

CBS Baltimore Staff