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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  1. You know.. since We are all "Morons."

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  2. OK, PAUL SUPPORTERS AT THE CAUCUS, STAY THERE AND GET US ALL THE DELEGATES!

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  3. There is still 16% of the counties that haven't reported in yet.

    P.S. Votes don't mean a thing. Delegates do and the delegate count your are being told is a complete lie.

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  4. Does anyone think he will be Obama? He better....... Ron Paul > Odumba

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  5. they did not count all the districts

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  6. Tampa here we come!

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  7. Delegates awarded first 6 and second 5.

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  8. 1996 votes! The year of my birth<3

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  9. Thats not good enough. You have to actually win. I know now that Ron will never win. He isnt throwing any punches. Its over.

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  10. I will only vote for you Ron Paul! Paulbot for life!

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  11. Look how freaky that woman's eye is behind him lol

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  12. VETERANS LOVR Dr. PAUL

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  13. The longer this race continues the better it is for Paul. Romney was a flavor of the week and he's getting weaker and weaker as time goes on. While Ron Paul only gains momentom. It's so true that ones u become Ron Paul supprter u stay that way

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  14. Voter fraud, they just wont let him win. If they only know if he wins the delegates he wins the race.

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  15. this man is brilliant

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  16. cant wait to see ron paul destroy obama

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  17. I hear that the GOP is going to through out the Washington county votes. So even if it turns out that Ron Paul wins, it will not count.

    watch?v=-76mjsJbHNw

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  18. Alright...who did Mitt Romney pay this time to get 1st place?

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  19. I fucking love this guy

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  20. he realy won minus the pre votes for romney

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