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Maine casino measure may face recount and a legal challenge in the near future

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November 5, 2010

AUGUSTA, Maine: Maine Oxford Casino Initiative, Question 1 appears to have squeaked by and been approved by voters on November 2 but opponents aren't giving up just yet. Question 1, called for a casino in Oxford, Maine. According to unofficial election results, as of November 4, the measure received 51% of the vote in favor and 49% opposed. Only a couple thousand votes mark the difference between approval and defeat.[1]

Shortly after the November 2 elections, Maine Question 1 opponents announced that they plan to call for a recount of votes on the proposed measure. According to state law, the group has until November 9 at 5 pm to file the request for the recount.[2] However, according to reports, if a recount is not pursued a legal challenge may be filed by opponents. "I don't think you can write a public law for private gain," said a spokesperson of Casinos No!.[3][4]

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