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. evnwood

    Everyone should have the right to keep the fruits of their labor,although nobody should hoard the fruit of their labor beyond their own needs.Sharing,compassion and contribution should be the path that we take,but it has to come from a person heart,not at the end of a stick.

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  2. MrLibertarian94

    Good job Maine

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  3. evnwood

    unfortunately,the majority of voters are tards,despite their candidate.

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  4. evnwood

    unfortunately,the majority of voters are tards,despite their candidate.

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  5. Af1gonzalez .

    Well people are doing this because they wanna fight for freedom. This country is slowly turning to communism. And Ron Paul is the only man standing up for Individual freedoms and basically common sense. I will fight for my rights. And support the person to the fullest extent to make that happen.

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  6. Af1gonzalez

    Well people are doing this because they wanna fight for freedom. This country is slowly turning to communism. And Ron Paul is the only man standing up for Individual freedoms and basically common sense. I will fight for my rights. And support the person to the fullest extent to make that happen.

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  7. USAPappy

    How can any American in their right mind watch a video like this and not understand how important electing Ron Paul is to secure our country and our freedom?

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  8. professorjlemons

    You're uninformed. The elections are rigged. Look up all of the accusations in the caucus states. GOP leaders of Iowa and Nevada have already quit because they got caught. YOU ARE THE RETARD. I'm not mad because you object. I'm made because you are talking about things you don't know anything about and I'm afraid someone might actually believe your bullshit.

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  9. professorjlemons

    This shit is getting old. The fucking Establishment is rigging the vote. They've probably been doing it all along. We need to stop this BULLSHIT!!

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  10. MrRobbledobble

    how about this then Knight... why is it that your country is the only country to ever use a weapon of mass destruction? you are just lovers of the peace rite?( not just one but 2 of them i might add.) love your foreign policy.

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  11. Michael McBride

    Isn't amazing how the "Corporate media" ignores Ron Paul. He is in my mind in of the best alternatives in all the candidates presenting themselves for President. He represents to me and to those americans with any sense of what if s really going on in Government.... we have strayed so far from the basic tennants of "By and For the People", Ron Paul represents the only alternative. I have registered republican for the first time in my life. Wake up America and turn off CNN and open your minds... RON PAUL for PRESIDENT 2012

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  12. bufoot19

    knight seems to be the only one arguing his beliefs so im going to assume he's a troll. you guys have a nice day....RON PAUL 2012

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  13. Chipster971

    Damn you Mitt!

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  14. JohnnyBravoCentral

    Paultard means cultist fanatic drone who can't ANY criticism about their God. Paultard DOES NOT mean objective people who support him. Unfortunately most of his supporters are Paultards.

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  15. UkaleleLewis

    I am a delegate for Ron Paul in Maine and the county next to mine hasn't even caucused yet!!! Washington county still needs to be counted lets go Ron Paul!!!!!!

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  16. UkaleleLewis

    I am a delegate for Ron Paul in Maine and the county next to mine hasn't even caucused yet!!! Washington county still needs to be counted lets go Ron Paul!!!!!!

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  17. CataPvP

    That asshole Romney did not win Maine. End of story.

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  18. Amer Ican

    RE-POST THIS PROTEST >> Michael Quatrano << CALL, E-MAIL, FAX, WRITE, FACE TO FACE, CALL, E-MAIL, FAX, WRITE, FACE TO FACE,CALL, E-MAIL, FAX, WRITE, FACE TO FACE,CALL, E-MAIL, FAX, WRITE, FACE TO FACE,CALL, E-MAIL, FAX, WRITE, FACE TO FACE,CALL, E-MAIL, FAX, WRITE, FACE TO FACE,CALL, E-MAIL, FAX, WRITE, FACE TO FACE,
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    COUNT THE Washington caucus VOTES IN MAINE YOU SCUM!!! OUR VOICE WILL NOT GO AWAY BECAUSE YOU SAY SO!!
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    Mikeq@MaineGOP.com
    9 Higgins Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Phone 207.622.6247
    Fax 207.6235322

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  19. tubeviewerX20

    The fact that people vote for Santorum and Gingrich prove that this election is nothing but a game to these voters.

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  20. TheFernando067

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO VOTE! RON PAUL 2012!

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  21. channelsurfin1

    When you cancel trade with a country or put sanctions on them you're not gonna hurt that current government, you're gonna hurt the people and help unite them with their government. Then thing's happen in retaliation. We hope they'll reform, but often they just strike out violently and then our country has to go to war.

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  22. marumito

    FREE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! VOTE RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT! = NO MORE U.N. NO MORE WTO NO MORE IMF & NAFTA CAFTA! NO MORE NATO! YESSSSS!!!

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  23. marumito

    --- Yes! The Revolution Continues! them Zionist will in Maine will never win. they rigged the counts for mitt Wrongney to win...but Dr.Paul will eventually win this! NO MORE SUGARDADDYING FOR ISREAL!

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  24. massvocals

    the spell the people are under is ignorance they can not handle the truth they do not understand the foundation they fail there patriots which gave there lives to our republic its far too important to deny the truth Ron Paul for president is the only hope we have with any of those running for the 1% both parties are under the control of the iMF and 1% this is are problem we must vote for president ho will cancel the debt end the IRS income tax and make liberty our life here in the uSA

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  25. haroldlee11

    that's right!!! the REVOLUTION is just beginning!!! RON PAUL 2012!!! FOR LIBERTY, PROSPERITY, AND PEACE!

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  26. ElectroPig Von Fökkengrüüven

    Unfortunately, the fact that Ron Paul isn't decicively taking EVERY event by a landslide tells you that the majority of people are stil completely under the spell of whatever the media tells them.

    The more people hear the truth, and the more people simply start to think on their own again, the faster you'll see Ron Paul's number climbing.

    Funny thing...the rest of the world OUTSIDE the USA already knows that Ron Paul is the only viable candidate who'll actually do anything at all for the people of the states. The rest are all nothing but "more of the same."

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  27. Emil652

    if ron paul doesn't win, im moving to Canada.

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    1. d.cote2

      Try the Marian Island, OH Canada has passed very similar SOPA laws

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  28. ProudTEX

    State of Maine "Dirigo" should be proud of themselves for being so solid for Restoring America.

    Way to go Maine - Dirigo (I direct or I guide)

    *****R O N P A U L 2012*****

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  29. Micky

    We know that in the end Ron Paul is GOING to win this state. They did what they could to stop him, but in the end he will be the winner.

    http://ronpaul2012blog.blogspot.com/

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  30. 1LostSock

    0:13 NO! Ron Paul supporters are probably saying if you would have ACTUALLY COUNTED 100% of the votes Ron Paul would have won. "If they would have worked harder" LOL This is becoming a joke.

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  31. annienzjetz

    THAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL NOT TO COUNT THOSE VOTES IN MAINE-I WANT A COMPLETE COUNT-GIVE THE PEOPLE BACK THEIR VOICE!!!! EVERYTHING HERE IS SO CORRUPT!!!

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  32. annienzjetz

    Dr. Paul is the only one who cuts through the crap-& tell Americans what's really going on!!! Stop watching the news & keep listening to President Paul!!! OUR ONLY TRUE PRESIDENT!!! THE INCORRUPTABLE!!!!

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  33. annienzjetz

    Dr. Paul is the only one who cuts through the crap-& tell Americans what's really going on!!! Stop watching the news & keep listening to President Paul!!! OUR ONLY TRUE PRESIDENT!!! THE INCORRUPTABLE!!!!

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  34. 32whatsup

    RON PAUL SUPPORTERS CAN'T POSSIBLY EXPLAIN THIS
    VIDEO ----------------------> watch?v=FUXy1gVpq_A

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  35. cacserz

    ron paul boss man

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