Senate President Troy Jackson (D-Aroostook) saw his Allagash select board election loss confirmed Tuesday morning after a recount at the Allagash Town Office.
Jackson lost the initial March 24 ballot count, getting 70 votes to winner Karie Kelly’s 78 votes.
On Tuesday, election officials counted 71 votes for Jackson and 77 for Kelly.
Jackson has issued no statement concerning his election loss and he has not responded to inquiries from the Maine Wire.
Prior to the election, Jackson’s son, Chace Jackson, sent several direct messages to Kelly and Allagash Town Clerk Susan McBreairty suggesting that he was working with Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey to investigate election irregularities in the small town.
McBreairty called the Attorney General’s office and determined that this was not true.
Although Jackson later attempted to delete those messages, both McBreairty and Kelly saved screen captures of them because they believed Jackson was trying to bully or intimidate them.