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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Megan Sanborn
207-626-8405
November 20, 2012

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. Announces House District 54 Recount Results and Upcoming Recount Schedule

AUGUSTA- Secretary of State Charlie Summers announced today that a recount of results from the General Election in House District 54 were conducted and completed yesterday under the supervision of the Secretary of State's Office.


At the conclusion of the recount in House District 54, Catherine M. Nadeau (D) of Winslow remained the winner. Susan E. Morissette (R) of Winslow requested the recount after unofficial results from Election Day indicated that she had lost the election. The recount determined that 2,248 votes were cast for Nadeau, while 2,196 were cast for Morissette.


Ten candidate recounts have now been completed. There are four candidate recounts remaining to be completed. Details and scheduling information are noted in the table below.


All recounts are conducted at the Department of Public Safety headquarters on Commerce Drive in Augusta. Recounts are a public proceeding and members of the media may observe. State law requires the State Police to collect the ballots for the recounts and keep them in the secure State Police facility until the recounts have been completed. The ballots are stored in tamperproof metal containers and are closed with specially numbered security seals and locks.


In a recount, the representatives of each candidate and staff members from the Department of the Secretary of State manually review each ballot to determine the official vote tally. Recounts are requested based upon the unofficial preliminary results.


If a recount produces enough disputed ballots to affect the outcome of the election, the Maine House of Representatives would determine which candidate to seat in House races. The Maine State Senate would determine which candidate to seat in State Senate races. The Supreme Judicial Court would make a determination in County races and in Statewide Referenda.

 

Updated Recount Schedule and Results

Office

District

Candidate (Party)

Unofficial Results

Official
Results

Recount Date/Time

House
80

Rachel Sukeforth (D)

Melvin Newendyke (R)

2,454

2,459

2,455

2,459

Completed
House
127

Paul Aranson (D)

Amy F. Volk (R)

2,720

2,725

2,716

2,728

Completed
House
94

Timothy G. Turner (R)

Teresea M. Hayes (D)

2,226

2,260

2,296

2,338

Completed
House
70

Bruce A. Bickford (R)

R. Wayne Werts (D)

2,266

2,268

2,264

2,268

Completed
House
144

Daniel John Archambault (R)

William F. Noon (D)

2,379

2,398

2,351

2,374

Completed
House
109

Susan M. Austin (R)

Anne P Graham (D)

2,728

2,770

2,734

2,768

Completed
Senate
17

Colleen J. Quint (D)

Garrett Paul Mason (R)

9,719

9,766

9,790

9,818

Completed
House
45

R. Ryan Harmon (R)

Brian L. Jones (D)

2,219

2,252

2,222

2,253

Completed
House
137

William M. Guay (R)

Alan M. Casavant (D)

2,564

2,579

2,559

2,574

Completed
House
54

Susan E. Morissette (R)

Catherine M. Nadeau (D)

2,142

2,176

2,196

2,248

Completed
Senate
20

Leslie T. Fossel (R)

Christopher K. Johnson (D)

10,746

10,880

Tuesday, November 20 at 9:00 am

House

29

Robert G. Engelhardt, Sr. (R)

Stanley Byron Short, Jr (D)

1,838

1,853

Tuesday, November 20 at 5:30 pm
Piscataquis County Commissioner
3

Donald J. Crossman (D)

Frederick Y. Trask (R)

1,271

1,281

Monday, November 26 at 9:00 am
House
51

Alan E. Pinkham (R)

Michael Devin (D)

2,770

2,861

Monday, November 26 at 1:00 pm
           

 

NOTE: The first candidate listed in each race was the apparent losing candidate on Election Day--based on unofficial results--and is therefore the candidate who requested the recount.