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=jamesholdsworth15 jamesholdsworth15

    3:18 read the breaking news….. totally out of context the media are sly dogs

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Landazar321 Landazar321

    “winner takes all” in Florida? How stupid is that. Democracy perverted.

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

    Go Dr. Paul!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=TheDisneylover23 TheDisneylover23

    How does the delegates thing work? How does it relate to % of votes? Just want to know how to look at this and completely understand. Can someone please help?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=kidswagga92 kidswagga92

    anyone notice 95% of projected voters please someone expose the voter fraud against Ron Paul. He needs to bring this up!!!!!

    »crosslinked«

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  • Amer Ican

    :: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then they rig everything. ::

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  • Amer Ican

    Michael Quatrano << CALL, WRITE, E-MAIL, FACE TO FACE, CALL, WRITE, E-MAIL, FACE TO FACE, CALL, WRITE, E-MAIL, FACE TO FACE, CALL, WRITE, E-MAIL, FACE TO FACE, CALL, WRITE, E-MAIL, FACE TO FACE!!!!!!

    COUNT THE VOTE YOU SCUM!!!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=edewit08 edewit08

    I’m RACIST for criticizing Obama.

    TERRORIST because I’m not with Bush.

    ANTISEMITIC for not supporting Rothschild Zionism.

    TEABAGGER for supporting the Constitution.

    TRUTH-ER for asking unanswered questions.

    TRAITOR for whistle-blowing on my corrupt Government.

    CONSPIRACY THEORIST for presenting documented facts.

    TROLL for uploading news, videos, quotes and U.S.Atrocities.

    ANTI-AMERICAN for supporting Constitutionalists like Dr. Ron Paul.

    RON PAUL 2012!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=mascar33 mascar33

    It wouldn’t matter if Ron Paul got 100% of the votes.
    The NWO is hell bent on cheating.
    This whole mess is going to end very badly.

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

    “Of the other candidates, who would you endorse?”, “Who has veiws closer to yours?”, WTF’s up with these questions??? He has answered them hundreds of times and its always the same answer! AlLL THE OTHER CANDIDATES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME, THERE’S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROMNEY, SANTORUM OR EVEN OBAMA. But i love how Ron Paul stil answers the question calmly and eloquently; I would be pissed 😛

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=2010DarkDevilUK 2010DarkDevilUK

    RON PAUL! 2012!

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

    We’re taking over, status quo! Get used to it.

    Ron Paul 2012

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

    Fuck you Romney and your Romneycare B/S, the MSM has been pushing the Romney turd since the start., Join the Ron Paul legion and make history……..FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    That only 2000 people showed for RP has to do with the fact that several large localities HAVEN’T CAUCUSED YET. They were postponed last minute, legit or not. This is for those who care about the truth.

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

    Why is voter turnout so low??

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

    Ron Paul did get majority of delegates. We will see what happens at the state convention in May. The count you may see (11 for MR and 10 for RP) has absolutely no connection to reality. True some delegates (who get their national convention seats automatically) will probably be for MR. The rest will most likely be for RP. We lost most of the wealthy towns to MR. What does that tell you? The fact that “only 2000 out of 200000+ registered republicans showed up” for RP has to do with the fact that

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=SneakyYogi89 SneakyYogi89

    I guess money can buy an election. While the sheep walk to the voting booth. People need to wake up and see were our future is heading. CNN is more worried about Obamas camPain playlist than our national debt and dont have the balls to report about NDAA.

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

    “If only they had a worked a little bit harder…” Shut the kike up! Ron Paul supporters don’t have MSM, AIPAC, ADL, Mossad, Goldmann Sachs, the FED, Elron-Voxeo, shills, thieves and liars. They work their tails off for this country while your kind aid to its decay. I’m not going to tell you to go to hell, because you’re going there anyway, but, if you could, go fight for YOUR country Israel, Wolf Blitzerberg.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=trixr4kids3815 trixr4kids3815

    Go Ron Go! I support you 100%

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

    I hope that more and more people embrace the message that Congressman Paul practices. And to ban Islam is to enable government to ban any other ideology, philosophy or religion, including Christianity. And I’m a Christian.

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