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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2006
Contact: Doug Dunbar
207-626-8404

Election Recounts Completed for
Knox County Commissioner District 1
House District 55

AUGUSTA, MAINE – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced on Tuesday that a recount of results from the General Election for Knox County Commissioner District 1 was conducted and completed Monday evening. Secretary Dunlap also announced that a recount in House District 55 was conducted and completed Tuesday morning. A recount in House District 32 was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

At the conclusion of the recount for Knox County Commissioner District 1, Anne H. Beebe-Center (D) of Rockland remained the winner. Bradford Carter (U) of Rockland requested the recount after preliminary unofficial results from Election Day indicated that he lost the election. The recount determined that 2,908 votes were cast for Beebe-Center, while 2,876 were cast for Carter.

At the conclusion of the recount for House District 55, David H. Cotta (R) of China remained the winner. Judd D. Thompson (D) of China requested the recount after preliminary unofficial results from Election Day indicated that he lost the election. The recount determined that 1,837 votes were cast for Cotta, while 1,816 were cast for Thompson.

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 initial 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.

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Updated November 2006 Recount Schedule

Office
District
Candidate (Party)
Unofficial
Results
Recount
Results
Recount
Date/Time
House
127

Babine (D)

McDonough (R)

2,096

2,145

2,108

2,151

Completed;
November 14th
House
128

Most (R)

Pendleton (D)

2,048

2,069

2,053

2,079

Completed;
November 14th
House
44

Misluk (D)

Walker (R)

2,075

2,085

2,100

2,118

Completed;
November 15th
House
39

Higgins (D)

Duprey (R)

2,209

2,231

2,214

2,232

Completed;
November 15th
House
81

Souther (D)

Knight (R)

1,861

1,871

1,853

1,877

Completed;
November 16th
House
43

Ash (D)

Giles (R)

2,043

2,065

2,049

2,067

Completed;
November 16th
House
94

Hanley (R)

Hayes (D)

1,873

1,882

1,883

1,898

Completed;
November 17th
House
7

Churchill (R)

Sutherland (D)

1,415

1,419

 
CONTINUED;
Began on November 17
House
102

Moore (R)

Shaw (D)

1,588

1,601

 
CONTINUED;
Began on November 20
House
91

Bessey (R)

Carter (D)

2,104

2,115

2,116

2,173

Completed;
November 20
House
55

Thompson (D)

Cotta (R)

1,809

1,825

1,816

1,837

Completed;
November 21
House
32

Prescott (D)

Emery (R)

1,621

1,670

 
Tuesday, November 21
at 1:00 p.m.
House
20

Hall (R)

Pratt (D)

2,065

2,097

 
Monday, November 27
at 9:00 a.m.
House
121

Duddy (R)

Dill (D)

2,256

2,432

 
Monday, November 27
at 1:00 p.m.
Knox
Cty
Comm
District
1

Carter (U)

Beebe-Center (D)

2,794

2,811

2,876

2,908

Completed;
November 20
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.