November 18, 2013

No change after recounts of Saco City Council ballots

The results of three council races are upheld after recounts Monday.

Staff Reports

After recounts Monday of the results of three Nov. 5 Saco City Council elections, the winners remain the same.

In Ward 1, the numbers didn’t budge. Candidate Cynthia Chadwick-Granger, who requested the recount, finished second in a three-way race for an open seat with 233 votes.

David Precourt won with 247 votes. Third-place candidate Margaret Mills didn’t ask for a recount of her 219 votes.

Ward 2 winner Leslie Smith Jr. and opponent Roger Gay also received the same number of votes as they did on Nov. 5 – 309 for Smith and 281 for Gay, who requested the recount.

The two-vote margin between the Ward 7 candidates grew to five votes after the recount.

Newcomer Nathan Johnston won with 180 votes. Incumbent Marston Lovell received 175.

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