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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2002

Contact: Dan Gwadosky
207-626-8400

2nd Congressional District Primary Recount Continues

AUGUSTA--The recount for the Republican Primary in the Second Congressional District continued today under the supervision of the Secretary of State's Office at the State Police Barracks in Augusta. Updated recount results as of 5:00 p.m. on June 26th are attached. These results include recount totals for Piscataquis, Washington and Somerset Counties. The recount will continue until ballots from all 390 municipalities that comprise the Second Congressional District have been reviewed.

After 2 days of reviewing ballots from six counties, the vote difference between the two candidates has been reduced to 321; however, Kevin Raye retains his lead over Timothy Woodcock.

Election night totals were as follows: Kevin L. Raye, 11,870; and Timothy C. Woodcock, 11,460. The recount was requested by Timothy Woodcock, the second place candidate. The candidates were separated on election night by a 410 vote margin.

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.

Piscataquis County

Election Night Results

Recount Results

Municipality

Kevin
Raye

Timothy
Woodcock

 

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

Abbot

9

16

 

9

16

Atkinson

4

5

 

4

5

Beaver Cove

8

8

 

8

8

Bowerbank

6

5

 

5

5

Brownville

17

26

 

17

26

Dover-Foxcroft

96

132

 

104

151

Greenville/Greenville Twps.

53

46

 

53

45

Guilford

33

42

 

30

48

Kingsbury Plt.

2

1

 

2

1

Lake View Plt.

3

4

 

3

4

Medford

3

2

 

3

2

Milo

42

39

 

42

39

Monson

11

18

 

11

18

Orneville Twp.

3

3

 

3

3

Parkman

8

7

 

8

7

Sangerville

17

23

 

17

23

Sebec

11

8

 

11

8

Shirley

8

4

 

8

4

T1 R9 Twp.

0

2

 

0

2

Wellington

1

0

 

1

0

Willimantic

2

3

 

2

3

Piscataquis County Total

337

394

 

341

418

 

Washington County

Election Night Results

 

Recount Results

Municipality

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

 

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

Addison

58

7

 

58

7

Alexander

18

1

 

18

1

Baileyville

58

13

 

59

13

Baring

11

0

 

11

0

Beals

20

1

 

20

1

Beddington

2

1

 

2

1

Brookton Twp.

10

3

 

10

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calais Ward 1

63

5

 

63

5

Calais Ward 2

122

12

 

120

12

Calais Ward 3

15

1

 

14

1

Ward Totals

200

18

 

197

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centerville

1

0

 

1

0

Charlotte

27

1

 

28

1

Cherryfield

63

7

 

63

7

Codyville Plt.

1

1

 

1

1

Columbia

15

1

 

15

1

Columbia Falls

25

3

 

25

3

Cooper

10

2

 

10

2

Crawford

14

0

 

14

0

Cutler

28

2

 

28

2

Danforth

10

10

 

10

10

Deblois

2

0

 

2

0

Dennysville/Edmunds Twp.

50

0

 

50

0

East Machias

61

14

 

66

11

Eastport

162

8

 

162

8

Grand Lake Stream Plt.

7

5

 

7

5

Harrington

24

10

 

24

10

Indian Township

2

0

 

2

0

Jonesboro

43

5

 

43

5

Jonesport

43

1

 

43

1

Lubec

63

4

 

63

4

Machias

145

19

 

145

19

Machiasport

37

9

 

37

9

Marion Twp.

2

0

 

 

 

Marshfield

64

5

 

64

5

Meddybemps

19

2

 

19

2

Milbridge

51

11

 

41

11

No. 21 Twp.

4

0

 

4

0

No. 27 Twp.

1

2

 

1

2

Northfield

5

0

 

5

0

Pembroke

61

3

 

62

3

Perry

93

4

 

92

3

Pleasant Pt. Voting Dis.

0

1

 

0

1

Princeton

21

13

 

21

13

Robbinston

56

1

 

56

1

Roque Bluffs

15

7

 

15

7

Steuben

30

11

 

31

11

Talmadge

4

1

 

4

1

Topsfield

8

0

 

8

0

Trescott Twp.

0

0

 

0

0

Vanceboro

1

3

 

1

3

Waite

1

1

 

1

1

Wesley

5

1

 

5

2

Whiting

15

4

 

15

4

Whitneyville

11

2

 

11

2

Washington County Total*

1677

218

 

1670

215

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The candidates have not yet agreed to the results for this county.

 

 

Somerset County

Election Night Results

 

 Recount Results

Municipality

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

 

Kevin
Raye

Timothy Woodcock

Anson

23

42

 

23

42

Athens

8

1

 

8

1

Bingham

20

34

 

20

34

Brighton Plt.

0

1

 

0

1

Cambridge

10

5

 

10

5

Canaan

24

26

 

24

26

Caratunk

4

4

 

4

4

Cornville

31

39

 

31

39

Dennistown Plt.

0

2

 

0

2

Detroit

11

5

 

11

5

Embden

12

9

 

12

9

Fairfield

61

106

 

62

107

Harmony

10

10

 

10

10

Hartland

51

54

 

51

53

Highland Plt.

5

4

 

5

4

Jackman

6

10

 

6

10

Madison

68

60

 

69

60

Mercer

7

15

 

7

15

Moose River

4

4

 

4

4

Moscow

2

6

 

2

6

New Portland

19

13

 

19

14

Norridgewock

65

78

 

64

79

Palmyra

46

48

 

46

48

Pittsfield

117

99

 

115

99

Pleasant Ridge Plt.

2

2

 

2

2

Ripley

11

22

 

11

22

Rockwood Twp.

11

11

 

11

11

Skowhegan

116

166

 

116

167

Smithfield

15

15

 

15

15

Solon/Concord Twp.

19

14

 

19

14

St. Albans

30

61

 

30

61

Starks

7

13

 

7

13

T 4 R16 Wels

0

0

 

0

0

The Forks Plt.

3

2

 

3

2

West Forks Plt.

0

1

 

0

1

Somerset County Total

818

982

 

817

985

 

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.