Maine won't investigate if some received wrong ballots

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Maine secretary of state's office won't investigate concerns raised by some Republican voters who say they received ballots for the wrong congressional district.

A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat, said Friday the office had seen no evidence to support claims that some voters in up to four towns in the 1st Congressional District received ballots for the 2nd Congressional District.

The Portland Press Herald reports Dunlap spokeswoman Kristen Muszynski questioned whether a Republican Party news release with signed affidavits by 17 mid-coast voters was an attempt to use the media "to sow unfounded doubt amongst voters, which undermines the entire electoral process."

A recount is underway in the 2nd District after incumbent Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin lost to Democratic newcomer Jared Golden.