Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
o: 207-626-8404/ c: 441-7638

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for House District 78

AUGUSTA ? Incumbent Democratic candidate Catherine Nadeau has been confirmed as the winner of the House District 78 seat, based on the results of a ballot recount conducted today, announced Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

In the final tabulation of ballots cast, Nadeau received 2,400 votes to Republican candidate Benjamin Twitchell III?s 2,250 votes. District 78 covers the Town of Winslow and part of the Town of Benton. A recount of the Nov. 8 election results was requested by Twitchell after unofficial results from Election Day indicated that he had lost the election by 148 votes, 2,248 to 2,396.

House District 78 Recount



Candidate (Party)

Unofficial Nov. 8 Results

Final Recount Results

State Representative


Benjamin Twitchell III (R)

Catherine Nadeau (D)





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. The recount, which is open to the public, took place at the Maine Department of Public Safety building in Augusta.