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Newendyke Sukeforth Dist. 80 recount
Date: 11/14/2012 Album ID: 1567688
Photos by Joe Phelan
Staff photo by Joe Phelan
Republican Rep. Melvin Newendyke is congratulated by Democratic challenger Rachel Sukeforth after a recount reaffirmed him as the winner in House District 80 seat, representing Litchfield, Monmouth and Wales, on Wednesday morning in Augusta.
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Staff photo by Joe Phelan
Volunteer counters Carl Pettengill, of Farmingdale, left, and Rita Moran, of Winthrop, sort through ballots in the House District 80 race between Republican incumbent Rep. Melvin Newendyke and Democratic challenger Rachel Sukforth
Unofficial results showed Newendyke ahead by just five votes over Democrat Rachel Sukeforth, and the recount resulted in just one ballot being discounted, trimming Newendyke’s lead to four votes.
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