PORTLAND, Maine | Laborious recount starts in Maine’s ranked-balloting race
PORTLAND, Maine — A recount that promises to be long and laborious began Thursday in a Maine congressional race that used a new voting system where voters rank candidates.
State election officials started the recount, requested by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional District. The process of manually recounting the ballots is projected to take four weeks to complete.
That means the announcement of the result will likely come close to the date that Democratic Rep.-elect Jared Golden is to be seated.