PORTLAND, Maine — [Editor's note: This video originally aired on Nov. 4.]
A City Council race in Maine’s largest city that was decided via a random drawing has moved onto its next low-tech phase, a hand recount.
Brandon Mazer and Roberto Rodriguez were the top two finishers in a Portland City Council race that was supposed to be determined via ranked-choice voting.
The candidates tied and the city then named Mazer the winner when his name was picked out of a bowl in a drawing outside City Hall on Nov. 3.
The Portland Press Herald reports Tuesday that more than 21,000 ballots are now being recounted by hand.
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