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

  1. TheJayWar

    /watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0

    This is just one example of the “good” USA is doing in Iraq

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  2. Jay Dub

    No….from wikiLeaks. If you think USA is doing good in Iraq then you are so fucken clueless.

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  3. Jason W

    No….from wikiLeaks. If you think USA is doing good in Iraq then you are so fucken clueless.

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  4. TheJayWar

    No….from wikiLeaks. If you think USA is doing good in Iraq then you are so fucken clueless.

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  5. Jay Dub

    Also they are not in Iraq to help the people….its all about the oil. Don’t even bother trying to argue this because its 100% true. TV media is all bullshit, they do not tell the truth.

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  6. Jason W

    Also they are not in Iraq to help the people….its all about the oil. Don’t even bother trying to argue this because its 100% true. TV media is all bullshit, they do not tell the truth.

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  7. TheJayWar

    Also they are not in Iraq to help the people….its all about the oil. Don’t even bother trying to argue this because its 100% true. TV media is all bullshit, they do not tell the truth.

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  8. knight4justice

    where did you read that at? Some Ron Paul propaganda website. LOL Its mostly Arabs killing Arabs in Iraq. Do you really think our soldiers have killed hundreds of thousands?

    »crosslinked«

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  9. Jay Dub

    USA is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths ( some say it could be in the millions) of innocent people in Iraq. They want USA as far away from them as possible. I don’t know where you get your information from but they definitely do not like USA in their country.

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  10. Jason W

    USA is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths ( some say it could be in the millions) of innocent people in Iraq. They want USA as far away from them as possible. I don’t know where you get your information from but they definitely do not like USA in their country.

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  11. TheJayWar

    USA is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths ( some say it could be in the millions) of innocent people in Iraq. They want USA as far away from them as possible. I don’t know where you get your information from but they definitely do not like USA in their country.

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  12. knight4justice

    so if the Iraqis wanted America out so badly, why did so few Iraqis show up to the closing of the war ceremony? Its because they didnt want us out because the Iranians are going to take over now. The first thing the Iranians are going to do is kill everyone who worked with us. In 1988 Iran killed 30,000 political prisoners, if they are willing to kill their own people you know they will kill the Iraqis.

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  13. knight4justice

    Khomeini supported the Shah in 1953 and opposed Mossadegh. Khomeini continued to support the Shah until 1963 when the Shah gave women the right to vote. Plus the Shah was in power since 1941. America did not install anyone in 1953. How exactly do you install someone that is already there?

    Great idea, Israel should send their B-2 bombers without fighter support so Israel can watch Iran shoot down all their aircraft. Great idea.

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  14. Barskor1

    Support Ron Paul Go to Americans Elect.com and vote for Ron
    Paul to be their canadate for a third party run

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  15. Jay Dub

    All US media is run by corporations, corporations that profit off war. You will never see the truth on TV.

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  16. Jay Dub

    Um…you are so wrong.Did Fox News tell you this? After wiki leaks leaked a video of a US helicopter killing people with no remorse and for no apparent reason, the Iraq government became outraged and demanded USA to leave. That is what started the troops coming home. Also, thousands of innocent women and children have died over the past 10 years in Iraq from US bombs.

    This video sums it up /watch?v=XKfuS6gfxPY

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  17. MrTriplock

    To Ron Paul supporters
    Please keep the World updated about Maine and where Ron Paul stands in regards to the changing vote tally.

    I just cannot comprehend the fact that the Republican party has tried to hide the true results by postponing voting or wilfully ignoring votes altogether !

    There’s a bad taste in my mouth . Do what needs to be done guys.

    From the UK

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  18. thoth81

    There’s going to be a rude awakening for the establishment when Paul shows up at the convention with a ton of delegates. It’s going to be entertaining to watch.

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  19. Jay Dub

    Obama tells 1/16 truths about what is going on in Iraq and Afghanistan…if that You never hear about the US military making billions of dollars on the opium in Afghanistan. The fact of the matter is the people of Iraq and Afghanistan want USA out of their country, and more and more everyday civilians are fighting back against the USA military. How would you feel about foreign military bases all over USA for 10 years and counting.

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  20. Dennis

    I am from Switzerland,and already in 2001 I was hopping Ron Paul to be your president,next term Bush non-public elected has his second term and than Obama coming from no where promising change,but I knew it was only powder to the eyes,to try to show to the World that America has changed so drastically that even a black can be a president.In that period I already wrote few line to said that Ron Paul is the only one how can give back credibility to America.
    This time if he will not be elected President of the United States your are fucked …

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  21. Airborn14

    California: Ron Paul

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  22. MistaSparkyy

    RON PAUL REMINDS ME OF MY GRANDPA.

    Fucking awesome. Really. =)

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  23. imrnlil

    Go wash your mouth out with soap.

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  24. MrMatthoule

    Talk about being ashamed. zimmyzimgil2 your a loser. Go Ron Paul. Greetings from,Canada .

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  25. Charlie

    The only people not supporting Ron Paul either dont understand or are not aware, and that is most people. There are of course the very few others with bad intentions. Ron Paul wont get any good press from the television/radio media. For that reason alone we need to get his name out in other ways, internet ect.
    I am from the UK and I am a fan of this good, brave man.
    When it comes to voting in the Uk, I would want to vote for someone like Ron Paul but I cant tell who is the UK equivalent of Ron.

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  26. zimmyzimgir2

    Ron Paul is a faggot ass nigger lover and you should all be ashamed for supporting him.

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  27. Pissed0ffPatriot

    To the 4 TRAITORS who disliked this video, pack your shit and get the fuck out of my country or us real Americans will throw you out.

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  28. TheCmcskills

    when did he say ‘the taliban hates us because we’re in afghanistan’,
    I think your telling half truths about ron paul.

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  29. soulpower363636

    Ron Paul is simply great. There is so many good things to say about him.

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  30. soulpower363636

    Maine caucus involves a blatant bias and cheating against Ron Paul. I hope truth truimphs finally.

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  31. Amer Ican

    We must do something :

    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,
    ::
    COUNT THE Washington caucus VOTES IN MAINE YOU SCUM!!! OUR VOICE WILL NOT GO AWAY BECAUSE YOU SAY SO!!
    ::
    Mikeq@MaineGOP.com
    9 Higgins Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Phone 207.622.6247
    Fax 207.6235322

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  32. guitarman0731

    RON PAUL WON THE MAINE GOP! HERE’S THE PROOF. youtube.com/watch?v=LR_bJry3lC­4

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  33. d.cote2

    Look we all know it’s more than conspiracy to think this voter fraudulent behavior is happening in every State, As an avid RP supporter and a free thinker I believe we need a way for all voters to be counted if only for our own sanity. A website and laptops at every voting area for all RP voters to be counted on their way into a voting area. I think would a real good idea. This is war by the GOP and it’s ever reaching dirty hands. Any and all feedback on this would be in every ones interest.

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  34. peteyson5

    *84% reporting CNN, not 95%… and nice delegate count also CNN, despite the fact that the majority of caucus delegates haven’t yet been assigned.

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  35. shawso7

    WARNING!! RON PAUL PORN:

    Vice President Judge Andrew Napolitano under President Paul?
    Supreme Court Justice Andrew Napolitano appointed by President Paul?

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