Recounts to Take Place in 2 Maine House Elections

Nov 16, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine — A pair of Maine House of Representative races will be the subject of recounts.

The Maine Department of the Secretary of State says requests were made for House districts 78 and 121. The District 78 recount will take place Thursday and the 121 recount is scheduled for Friday.

Recounts of House districts generally take about half a day.

Democrat Catherine Nadeau defeated Republican Benjamin Twitchell in the District 78 race. The district includes Benton and Winslow.

In District 121, incumbent Democrat Robert Duchesne defeated Republican Gary Drinkwater. The district includes Alton, Corinth, Hudson, Milford and the unorganized territory of Argyle Township.

Another recount was initially requested in District 74 but was withdrawn. Democrat Christina Riley defeated Republican Keith Cornelio.