Breakthrough in Maine! 36% Ron Paul’s Strongest Results So Far




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Ron Paul’s massive momentum continues! On the heels of a strong second-place finish in Minnesota earlier this week, Ron Paul just had another near-victory in Maine. The Congressman secured an amazing 36% of the vote, by far his highest percentage in the race up to now.

While Ron Paul had been a favorite to win the state, Mitt Romney’s money machine desperately scuffled for a last-minute win in an effort to paper over the Governor’s three disastrous losses in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado earlier this week. Unfortunately that strategy paid off and Mitt Romney just barely overtook Ron Paul for a 39% first place finish.

  1. Mitt Romney 39.2% (2,190 votes)
  2. Ron Paul 35.7% (1,996 votes)
  3. Rick Santorum 17.7% (989 votes)
  4. Newt Gingrich 6.2% (349 votes)

(Final results with 83.7% of precincts reporting — see explanation at bottom of post)

 

Why are only 83.7% of precincts reporting? Could the official results still change?

Washington County (pop. 32,856) postponed its caucuses due to the threat of 1-3″ of snow (which did not materialize). They will be voting next Saturday. However, Maine GOP Executive Director Michael Quatrano announced that the official results are permanent and will not be changed when the new votes come in.

Washington County GOP Chairman Chris Gardner objected, saying he had known his county’s tally wouldn’t be included in Saturday’s announcement but didn’t realize it wouldn’t be counted at all. He said he had called state party leaders and “expressed my complete and utter dismay.”

Some have called Washington County a “Ron Paul stronghold” that could have propelled Ron Paul to a Maine victory. Ron Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton suggested that the Romney campaign was involved in the cancellation of the caucus as Paul’s campaign had expected to do well: “It’s not completely insidious, but they knew we were going to swamp it up there.”

In 2008 Ron Paul got 8 out of 113 votes (7%) while Mitt Romney received 40 out of 113 votes (35%) in the county. If Romney had remained stagnant at 40 votes and Ron Paul had received an additional 227 votes (+ 8 ) in Washington County, Paul would have won Maine.



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554 Comments:

  1. This publication has inspired me to carry on working on my own blog

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  2. seeing is believing(or in this case hearing). I just commented on what Blitzer said. Yes, he did say "he did well today, but he did not win. he doubled what he did 4 years ago." I would "watch more videos with him in them."(meaning Blitzer); if Dr. Ron Paul was allowed to express himself, without the speakers cutting his time, asking rhetorical questions, or just wasting our Future Presidents precious time..

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  3. Love Ron Paul, but I don't think he can say there was more liberty following the Revolution. Surely much of America's early prosperity was due to slavery.

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  4. I never liked Gingrich. Him having an affair is something I dont want in a leader. I like Santorum. Now I cant wait for all the insults against me and Santorum that I am about to receive.

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  5. Gingrich... Is that you man?

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  6. Gingrich... Is that you man?

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  7. Its all about the delegates not the "beauty pageant"...Ron Paul is smart and knows how to stretch the campaign dollars we contribute. Let mitt burn all the corporate money he likes as he did in florida, we will succeed when our delegates vote Ron Paul.

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  8. Its all about the delegates not the "beauty pageant"...Ron Paul is smart and knows how to stretch the campaign dollars we contribute. Let mitt burn all the corporate money he likes as he did in florida, we will succeed when our delegates vote Ron Paul.

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  9. America reminds me of my girl friend whos always on the search for Mr Right. She always falls for smooth talkers, sugar daddies, wifebeating tools, deadbeats....but when the nice, honorable, noble man who loves her dearly standard before her and declares his devotion for her, she ignores him like he cease to exist. We all say women like that deserves to be single, bitter, and miserable for the rest of her life.

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  10. Fuck Zionism, and U.

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