Letter: Senate District 25 election requires bipartisan probe

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On Election Day in the town of Long Island, 171 voters checked in and were certified at the polls. When the votes were counted election night, the number of votes equaled the number of voters at 171. At the subsequent recount, 192 ballots were found in the ballot box. This discrepancy of 21 votes was enough to overturn the initial results. Regardless of the outcome, leadership of both the Democratic and Republican parties should support a thorough investigation to account for the questionable 21 votes. The voters of Senate District 25 deserve to have the rightful winner seated and able to represent them, without a cloud of suspicion questioning their legitimacy and hampering their ability to do their job.

Tom Foley
Cumberland Foreside