Recount set in House District 109 election

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NORTH YARMOUTH — A recount is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, in the state House District 109 election, where fewer than 30 votes separated the two candidates on Election Day.

Unofficial returns last week had incumbent Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, the winner with 2,751 votes. Her Republican challenger, former Rep. Susan Austin of Gray, had 2,722.

Austin won in her home town, defeating Graham 1,876 to 1,396 in Gray. But Graham captured North Yarmouth and Pownal, with 1,030 and 325 votes respectively, compared with Austin’s 623 and 223.

Austin said after the Nov. 6 election that she thought a recount would be conducted automatically.

The Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions said Tuesday that the recount would be held at the Public Safety Building in Augusta at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15.