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.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=knight4justice knight4justice

    Ron Paul didnt win. this is hardly a breakthrough. If this is a breakthrough it just goes to show how sad of a position Ron Paul is in.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=22doodster87 22doodster87

    Ron Paul won Maine.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ju88ff ju88ff

    Ron Paul said he want Obama out of office because he’s black. Straight from his mouth!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ju88ff ju88ff

    This guy is the most vile piece of racist scum I’ve ever seen.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=1GodOnlyOne 1GodOnlyOne

    These bastards postponed the vote by a week in the county that supports Ron Paul the heaviest in Maine. In reality, Ron Paul won Maine, but the other guys are too dishonest to allow that fact to be broadcast.

    RON PAUL 2012

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=GMManiac GMManiac

    Ron Paul actually won, because he’s still getting the most delegates. The media is just not mentioning it. How cheap

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=kmesprtan kmesprtan

    DONT JUST ACCEPT THIS VOTER FRAUD RAISE HELL ALL RON PAUL SUPPORTERS CALL EMAIL FLOOD CNN ALL MEDIA NEWS CENTERS AND SPAM CLEAR AND BLATANT FRAUD!!!!!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=wilsonrelias wilsonrelias

    Go Ron Paul u got this buddy

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=texasB666 texasB666

    “If you want to tell the truth, make em laugh because if you don’t, they’ll kill you.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=elbuggo elbuggo

    Only 2000 RP supporters showed up in Main with 245000 registered Republicans. What should we call that?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=911wikileaks 911wikileaks

    the 1 dislike must be OBAMA

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=kmesprtan kmesprtan

    every fucking straw poll thats been taken has shown ron pauls numbers higher then the results indicate and the media play along with it like its legit no questioning,no investigating,no wondering,no consistent mathmetical procedure to solidify the statistics..the media is in on it they are a criminal organization with a act more severe then murder using manipulative decieving reporting to sway the masses into thinking under one ideological way.To eeriely similiar to 1984.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=blah979 blah979

    You know the way one area of Maine didn’t hold its caucus. Will they still hold it later on, and if they do could the Ron Paul people get an extra hundered or so people out there and take the vote. Or is that not how it works.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=XGoldenBoy0480X XGoldenBoy0480X

    I am hispanic and I know he is not racist! Do your research! Ron Paul 2012! :)

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Incognitoification1 Incognitoification1

    Ron Paul is a racist, petite bourgeois scumbag.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Clorell Clorell

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=tadpoleposition tadpoleposition

    Is it me or does Wolf seem to “interview” the other candidates and “interrogate” Ron Paul like some Mossad agent?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=kmesprtan kmesprtan

    THERES BEEN FRAUD IN EVERY FUCKING CAUCES WTF THIS IS ILLEGAL AND SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY AUTHORITIES!!!…we need a different way of voting to many people have access the human error and the elite putting all of its influence into this race…this is literally a war between the people and the system..

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=264rockstar 264rockstar

    Come on Wolf.. try to look happy.. you asshole.. RP2012!!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=leemcc26 leemcc26

    Ron Paul won this one guys. There’s 1800 votes missing.

    Ez0pxyGqpTE < << Copy/paste into youtube. RON PAUL 2012

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