Casino Recount Underway 

(AP) – A recount of votes cast in an Election Day referendum on Maine’s Oxford County casino is under way. The recount that began Thursday morning was requested after voters on Nov. 2 approved the statewide ballot question by 4,601 votes. According to unofficial tallies, the margin is less than 1 percent of more than 564,000 votes cast. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says statewide recounts are fairly rare. The last one was in the early 1990s, and it was called off after only about a quarter of the votes were counted. The referendum result being challenged would allow Black Bear Entertainment to build a $165 million resort casino in Oxford County featuring slot machines and table games.