Poliquin Requests Termination of Ranked-Choice Recount


Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has confirmed that the recount of ballots in the November 6, 2018 General Election for US House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional Race ended yesterday, December 14th, 2018.

Candidate Bruce Poliquin, who had requested the recount on November 26, notified Secretary Dunlap of his decision to terminate the process at 11:00 am yesterday.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

“After recounting 165,000 ballots cast in the November 6th election for the 2nd Congressional District race, the challenger has exercised his right to end the recount,” said Secretary Dunlap.

The official tabulation of the Congressional District 2 race will now stand, showing the candidate Jared Golden (D) with 142,000 votes and Poliquin (R) with 138,931 votes.