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Searsport recount results affirm Cuddy as winner in House 98

By Kendra Caruso | Nov 20, 2020

Incumbent Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport, and opponent Jessica Connor, R-Searsport, agreed to the election night results in the House District 98 race after Searsport election results were recounted Nov. 20.

The district includes Frankfort, Searsport, Swanville and Winterport.

The results did not change, leaving Cuddy the winner with 113 votes more than Connor. Candidate representatives and Department of the Secretary of State staff reviewed ballots to determine the official tally. Official results gave Cuddy 2,710 votes and Connor 2,597.

Cuddy commended local election officials for their work and thinks it is indicative of how successful towns are at conducting fair and accurate elections.

"The outcome of the recount should serve to remind us all how good our towns are at conducting elections, and how well the state election apparatus works too," he said in an email. "The local election officials should be proud of their work."
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