September 20, 2017
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Democrat wins Senate recount


AUGUSTA — Maine election officials say Democratic Sen. Lawrence Bliss remained the winner after a recount of votes in his race against Republican challenger Joseph Palmieri, also of South Portland.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Friday’s recount determined that 9,172 votes were cast for Bliss, 75 more than the number cast for Palmieri in the District 7 race. The results leave the Republicans with a 20-14 majority, with one independent, in the Senate.
Five recounts for House seats and other posts and one statewide ballot question, on casino gambling, still must be conducted.

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