Secretary Dunlap announces final cost of Congressional District 2 recount
Per Maine law, requesting candidate Bruce Poliquin is responsible for the state's "actual cost" to conduct the recount, as it did not change the outcome of the election. Poliquin had already submitted a deposit of $5,000, leaving a balance of $9,560.52 due. The recount took place Dec. 6-7 and 10-14 in Augusta and was terminated by Poliquin, after 165,000 of the 296,000 ballots cast had been recounted by hand. The official tabulation of the CD2 race stands, showing candidate Jared Golden (D) with 142,440 votes and Poliquin (R) with 138,931 votes.