On August 29, independent candidate Russell Neverdon won a procedural ruling in state court in Baltimore, Maryland. His petition had been rejected for not having enough valid signatures. He needs 4,160 and submitted 5,686. His campaign checked the petition before it was submitted and believed it was sufficient, but the Baltimore city election officials said he is almost 1,000 short. He sued and on August 29, the judge agreed that he can present evidence that he has enough valid signatures. That will happen in court on Friday, September 5. Neverdon is running for State’s Attorney. If he doesn’t get on the ballot, only one name, the Democratic nominee, will be on the ballot.