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. Carto0n7

    Gingrich… Is that you man?

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  2. alphakraker .

    Its all about the delegates not the “beauty pageant”…Ron Paul is smart and knows how to stretch the campaign dollars we contribute. Let mitt burn all the corporate money he likes as he did in florida, we will succeed when our delegates vote Ron Paul.

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  3. alphakraker

    Its all about the delegates not the “beauty pageant”…Ron Paul is smart and knows how to stretch the campaign dollars we contribute. Let mitt burn all the corporate money he likes as he did in florida, we will succeed when our delegates vote Ron Paul.

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  4. SillageDeLaReine

    America reminds me of my girl friend whos always on the search for Mr Right. She always falls for smooth talkers, sugar daddies, wifebeating tools, deadbeats….but when the nice, honorable, noble man who loves her dearly standard before her and declares his devotion for her, she ignores him like he cease to exist. We all say women like that deserves to be single, bitter, and miserable for the rest of her life.

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  5. lionsare

    Fuck Zionism, and U.

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  6. bamfLizard7

    You know what I like about Ron Paul.. He’s honest and he never say’s “I”.. from the American people, his organization, etc.. he always uses “we.” which makes me feel like I can trust him. And on top of that, he speaks from the heart which takes a lot especially with all the GOP candidate pressure from the main stream media. This is what America needs.

    »crosslinked«

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  7. thundernears

    “The insurgents like to film our operations then use them as training videos for other insurgents or they end up very heavily edited on Al Jazeera and people like you believe every word they say.”

    Solution = get out of the middle east. Stop fighting wars for ISRAEL. Stop killing innocent people.

    Problem solved!

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  8. Komighty1

    wtf, thats fucking anti-Semitic. fuck you, you fucking racist. goddamn-it, how can anti-semitism still exist, holy fucking shit, its 2012 you fucker

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  9. Terr0909

    nice to see there is actually people on here that know what they are talking about

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  10. Kurt

    If the U. S. citizens like to do something for their land, they have to try something totally new. Vote for Ron Paul and his brand new ideas!

    Don’t try it only, just do it!

    Yours sincerely,
    K. E.

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  11. DeWayne

    Someone said the vote-fraud in America is as bad as in Iran, unaware that the hierarchy in America (Dem/Gop) make Iran look like paradise in comparison, a number of int’l and respected agencies did a poll in Iran weeks before the 2009-elections, essentially all predicting landslide victory for Ahmadinejad… which proved correct. This was an indicator of the propaganda and lies America is deluged by Corp-Gov and Media.

    People like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are drastically in need within American government, however more important and needed is voting absolutely all Dem/Gop “Pork/PAC/Perk/Payola” out of Congress in whatever number of elections needed. Congress is the only branch of the US-Gov voted in directly by American citizen’s, however ‘today’ we need begin finding radical individual’s totally commited to ending and reversing the total corruption we now call government.

    Unfortunately it may already be to late, as my Bible ‘predicts’, it appears most in America today would rather believe a lie, and this certainly is what our government and media excel in.

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  12. 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.

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  13. ujisx

    Lew Rockwell called Ron Paul “the minister in the whore house”. He said Ron “is a straight arrow the real deal & we can trust him 100%”. He said Ron will never sell it.

    I hate the MSM so much & all these talking head idiot pressitutes on the state licensed TV. They’re so non-stopping sickening, a constant lying machine. Why does anybody even pays any attention to them already is well beyond me.

    Lew said, “it is up to us to find the truth”. You aren’t going to find it from them that’s for sure.

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  14. Ron Brizius

    My friend he is fighting, harder and more than you know. You see, he won 36% of the vote, but I can guarantee you he won around 15 out of the 21 delegates… who actually matter.

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  15. TheBritzius

    My friend he is fighting, harder and more than you know. You see, he won 36% of the vote, but I can guarantee you he won around 15 out of the 21 delegates… who actually matter.

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  16. MrRhinosrage3

    I wish Ron Paul would fight harder. Hes got the knowledge on how we can change, plus, the Maine caucus, Iowa Caucas and the Colorado Caucus is all fraud!! Stand up sir and fight for this free nation

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  17. YootoobChyanel

    If my vote here in KY doesnt get counted, I will start a 1-man protest.

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  18. Vindigary

    There was PROVEN voter FRAUD in Maine! 3 counties’ votes were NOT COUNTED! Votes NOT COUNTED! Those peoples’ votes DO NOT COUNT! WAKE UP! You’re living in Iran! The elections are rigged. It’s all been set up already. Obama will get 4 more years and the voters can GET FUCKED!!!!!!

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  19. BRANSCOMBEx

    I think he won actually. Turn on the news.

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  20. Byron Motley

    MOST PEOPLE who tries to WISH someone gay are GAY themselves! Rick Santorum got his wife pregnant SEVEN TIMES over a span EXCEEDING 12 years!
    Yea…that’s sure gay…0__o….how could I have been so blind!

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  21. Byron Motley

    MOST PEOPLE who tries to WISH someone gay are GAY themselves! Rick Santorum got his wife pregnant SEVEN TIMES over a span EXCEEDING 12 years!
    Yea…that’s sure gay…0__o….how could I have been so blind!

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  22. prophetbyronmotley

    MOST PEOPLE who tries to WISH someone gay are GAY themselves! Rick Santorum got his wife pregnant SEVEN TIMES over a span EXCEEDING 12 years!
    Yea…that’s sure gay…0__o….how could I have been so blind!

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  23. prophetbyronmotley

    MOST PEOPLE who tries to WISH someone gay are GAY themselves! Rick Santorum got his wife pregnant SEVEN TIMES over a span EXCEEDING 12 years!
    Yea…that’s sure gay…0__o….how could I have been so blind!

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  24. knight4justice

    of course u ignore my point that in the video u linked me, our soldiers acted within accordance of the rules of engagement. Check out the background of my channel for “evidence”

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  25. Jay Dub

    Holly fuck I’m done here… there is evidence all over the place of the evil USA is doing in Iraq…the true terrorists over there. Fuck the USA Government and there sheep.

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  26. Jason W

    Holly fuck I’m done here… there is evidence all over the place of the evil USA is doing in Iraq…the true terrorists over there. Fuck the USA Government and there sheep.

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  27. TheJayWar

    Holly fuck I’m done here… there is evidence all over the place of the evil USA is doing in Iraq…the true terrorists over there. Fuck the USA Government and there sheep.

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  28. knight4justice

    check out the background of my channel for what I am talking about. You would probably be one of believe the insurgent propaganda.

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  29. knight4justice

    even if all they had were cameras, it is still in accordance with rules of engagement to engage them. The insurgents like to film our operations then use them as training videos for other insurgents or they end up very heavily edited on Al Jazeera and people like you believe every word they say. you really need to do some real reserach rather than getting stuff from some guy who illegally dumped intel and is wanted for rape. You are truly clueless.

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  30. Jay Dub

    If this is acting within accordance know wonder the Iraqis want USA out… these guys were no imminent threat at all. This video is legit as well…clueless fuck

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  31. Jason W

    If this is acting within accordance know wonder the Iraqis want USA out… these guys were no imminent threat at all. This video is legit as well…clueless fuck

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  32. TheJayWar

    If this is acting within accordance know wonder the Iraqis want USA out… these guys were no imminent threat at all. This video is legit as well…clueless fuck

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  33. knight4justice

    you do realize in the video you linked it says our soldiers acted within accordance of rules of engagement. try again.

    the great source of wikileaks. Because illegally releasing information is always telling the truth and always accurate. you fail.

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  34. Jay Dub

    /watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0

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

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  35. Jason W

    /watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0

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

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