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For Immediate Release
June 25, 2002

Contact: Dan Gwadosky
207-626-8400

Recount Begins in 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary

AUGUSTA--The recount for the Republican Primary in the Second Congressional District began today under the supervision of the Secretary of State's Office at the State Police Barracks in Augusta. Ballots from Franklin and Oxford Counties, and the four 2nd Congressional District towns in Kennebec County, were examined during today's count and the results are attached. The recount will continue over the next several days until ballots from all 390 municipalities that comprise the Second Congressional District have been reviewed.

Election night totals for the four candidates in the Republican Primary were as follows: Richard H. Campbell of Orrington, 7,383; Stavros J. Mendros of Lewiston, 8,022; Kevin L. Raye of Perry, 11,870; and Timothy C. Woodcock of Bangor, 11,460. The recount was requested by Timothy Woodcock, the second place candidate. The 410 vote margin separating the first and second place candidates represents 1.06% of the total votes cast in that race.

"Given the number of municipalities involved, it is likely the recount will take at least until the end of the week to complete," said Secretary Gwadosky. "We will take whatever time is necessary to ensure that both candidates are satisfied with the process and the results."

All recounts are conducted in a secure State Police building on Hospital Street in Augusta. Recounts are public proceedings. Members of the public and media may attend to observe, as space allows. State law requires the State Police to collect the ballots for the recounts and keep them in the secured State Police facility until a recount has 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 the staff of the Secretary of State manually review each ballot to determine the official vote tally. Recounts are requested based upon the unofficial initial results, sometimes called the apparent results.

In a primary election, if the recount produces enough disputed ballots to affect the election result, the Supreme Judicial Court must review the ballots and determine the outcome of the election. This procedure is set forth in Maine law.

Franklin County

Election Night Results

 

Recount Results

Municipality

Kevin
Raye

Timothy
Woodcock

 

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

Avon

5

5

 

5

5

Carrabassett Valley

12

26

 

14

27

Carthage

5

2

 

5

2

Chesterville

18

23

 

18

23

Coplin Plt.

1

4

 

1

4

Dallas Plt.

9

7

 

9

7

Eustis

8

15

 

8

15

Farmington

249

151

 

232

145

Freeman Twp.

5

7

 

5

7

Industry

46

20

 

46

19

Jay

26

29

 

26

29

Kingfield

35

26

 

35

26

Madrid

11

1

 

2

1

New Sharon

49

42

 

48

41

New Vineyard

15

17

 

15

17

Perkins Twp.

0

0

 

0

0

Phillips

14

8

 

14

8

Rangeley

34

48

 

34

48

Rangeley Plt

6

5

 

6

5

Sandy River Plt.

6

5

 

6

5

Strong

28

29

 

28

29

Temple

18

12

 

18

13

Weld

14

17

 

14

16

Wilton

111

116

 

104

107

Franklin County Total

725

615

 

693

599

 

Oxford County

Election Night Results

Recount Results

Municipality

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

 

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

Albany Twp.

10

10

 

10

10

Andover

15

16

 

15

16

Bethel

115

58

 

117

58

Brownfield

21

22

 

20

21

Buckfield

28

17

 

28

17

Byron

0

2

 

0

2

Canton

13

7

 

13

7

Denmark

21

16

 

21

16

Dixfield

20

21

 

19

16

Fryeburg

53

53

 

53

53

Gilead

4

2

 

4

2

Greenwood

21

6

 

21

6

Hanover

10

24

 

9

23

Hartford

8

10

 

9

10

Hebron

22

6

 

22

6

 

 

 

  

 

 

Hiram Ward 1

9

9

 

9

9

Hiram Ward 2

13

12

 

13

12

Ward Totals

22

21

 

22

21

 

 

 

  

 

 

Lincoln Plt.

1

2

 

1

2

Lovell

19

12

 

19

12

Magalloway Plt.

1

0

 

1

0

Mexico

22

12

 

22

12

Milton Twp.

1

0

 

1

0

Newry

11

9

 

11

9

Norway

127

88

 

128

88

Otisfield

37

20

 

37

20

Oxford

37

36

 

38

36

Paris

139

24

 

137

70

Peru

21

10

 

21

10

Porter

33

17

 

33

17

Roxbury

3

1

 

3

1

Rumford

106

42

 

107

42

Stoneham

5

5

 

5

5

Stow

3

2

 

3

2

Sumner

8

10

 

8

10

Sweden

5

1

 

5

1

TWP. C/AdamsTown

0

0

 

0

0

Upton

6

0

 

6

0

Waterford

54

37

 

54

37

West Paris

27

18

 

27

18

Woodstock

25

22

 

23

22

Oxford County Total

1074

659

 

1072

698

 

Kennebec County

Election Night Results

Recount Results

Municipality

Kevin
Raye

Timothy
Woodcock

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

Albion

34

42

 

34

42

China

62

118

 

63

122

  

  

  

  

  

  

Monmouth Ward 1

70

33

 

70

34

Monmouth Ward 2

14

6

 

14

6

Ward Totals

84

39

 

84

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne

31

26

 

33

28

Kenenbec County Total

211

225

 

214

232

  

 

 

 

 

 

* Albion, China, Monmouth, and Wayne are the only municipalities in Kennebec County that are part of the 2nd Congressional District.