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

554 Responses




Photo by Gage Skidmore

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.


Processing your request, Please wait....

554 responses to “Breakthrough in Maine! 36554 Ron Paul’s Strongest Results So Far”

  1. dradeel

    This is great. This means that with the proper work, he can match Mitt Romney, who have many more millions to burn away. Looks good! And knowing that Ron Paul has secured many more delegates than his numbers would show so far, I think it’s quite obviously a two-man-race between Paul and Romney now :)

    »crosslinked«

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. imRyRy

    I wonder how many dead people voted for Romney this time?

    Anyways, Ron Paul has the delegates, and that is what wins elections.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  3. devilslayer2011

    Worship God not Ron Paul.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

    1. Bill

      Can Ron Paul be second, please?

      Report this comment

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    2. Bill

      Can Ron Paul be second in line behind God, please?

      Report this comment

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  4. DominoChild

    This was pretty close.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. WYWLDYU

    First they ridicule you, then they get angry at you, and then,…they join you!!! RON PAUL 2012

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  6. EsCurve

    Wolf Blitzer NATO ROSE

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Hauteur723

    Romney buying the election with Goldmansachs money

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. KaptKan1

    Remember, folks, there is a Ron Paul money bomb coming up on Saint Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Please give as much — or more — as you can afford!
    You can also volunteer your time and energy to the campaign for liberty by finding the Ron Paul campaign headquarters and/ore meet-up group nearest you at the Official Ron Paul Campaign site.
    RON PAUL for peace, prosperity and liberty!

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  9. bricearoo21

    Die, Romney, die!

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

  10. nuubez

    As much as I’m happy that Paul got an amazing 36 percent, I still don’t understand how 39 percent of the population could vote for someone like Mitt Romney.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0

  11. MrHangbush

    What dumb fucks are voting for Mit Romney? Why do you want a stinking rich bank bailing wall street lover, THAT DOES NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU. Is America really this retarded as to actualy vote for this guy? He is Obama V2.0

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0

  12. GrowTheTruth

    How sad is it that there are still so many people who are willing to give up their freedoms just to live under a Big Government that offers them the illusion of security. Everyone wants a free ride from the government without realizing the cost.

    That’s why Ron Paul HAS to be President! President Ron Paul or Revolution!

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  13. StarFanaticCraft

    I’m still disappointed, 5% was not voted upon, if Ron paul got at least 70% of that 5% he would’ve won Maine, and get the momentum that he really needs.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  14. amzinasain

    “paultards” – uttered by ignorant people who want to live under Big Brother.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  15. KaptKan1

    Mitt didn’t win anything yet:
    Paul performed well throughout the state, although his campaign’s stronghold of Washington County did not report today for inexplicable reasons. Congressman Paul was barely bested by Gov. Romney by about 194 votes, a margin the campaign is confident it will make up with the 200 plus votes expected to come out of Washington County’s caucus.
    RON PAUL 2012!

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  16. wingnut4427

    You know.. since We are all “Morons.”

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  17. MrBabolat92

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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  18. st4ticblu3

    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.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  19. Zac6230

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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  20. red88ization

    they did not count all the districts

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  21. NoShitMr

    Tampa here we come!

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  22. Bigturns33

    Delegates awarded first 6 and second 5.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  23. byStrxtos

    1996 votes! The year of my birth<3

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 2

  24. mark3smle

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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 3

  25. Crystalwhirl18

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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  26. Nellynoodlebums

    Look how freaky that woman’s eye is behind him lol

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  27. huntingtonbeachify

    VETERANS LOVR Dr. PAUL

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  28. ALEXFVHS

    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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  29. bkr360

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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0

  30. AnotherYourself72

    this man is brilliant

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  31. DEATHTRUTH

    cant wait to see ron paul destroy obama

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0

  32. johncrab67

    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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  33. surfingxbox

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

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  34. abnormallyhugeweiner

    I fucking love this guy

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  35. 283inc

    he realy won minus the pre votes for romney

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

1 2 3 16

Leave a Reply