FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
o: 207-626-8404/ c: 441-7638
Question 2 Recount Request Withdrawn
Please be advised that the recount request for Referendum Question 2 has been formally withdrawn. Question 2 would institute a 3% tax on individual Maine taxable income above $200,000 to go toward education expenses. Official election night results show the question passing, 383,428 to 373,848.
The recount for Referendum Question 1 is still scheduled to begin at 9 AM on Monday, Dec. 5 in the Florian Room of the Maine Department of Public Safety Building, 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta. Question 1 would legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 years of age or older. Official election night results show a difference of 4,073 votes between the Yes and No vote.