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. One of my messages I put up earlier under this video is now gone. Who took it off?

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  2. Wolf wanker is pathetic

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  3. Is youtube deleting comment under this video. 1GodOnlyOne put up a comment a while ago and that comment has now been removed.

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  4. Able to keep the fruits of our labor... Crucial to Liberty!

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  5. Alright Ron Paul, which is most similar to you? Pig, swine, or bacon? Never mind they are all the same thing, pick one! All three want something they can use to lump you in with one of the other two, so don't be ridiculous!

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  6. PLEASE let people know about deadlines in each state... I missed my deadline to register in AZ. First time voter and like me many people are not familiar with the way it works. You could have the registration deadlines coming up...

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  7. the revolution will not be televised

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  8. Ron Paul 2012!!!!! For Freedom and America!!

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  9. Everyone stay after voting to become a ron Paul delegate!

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  10. the jews can fight for them selves cant they or will they run and hide? lol

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  11. Gingrich and Santourm need to get out........thay have no chance any vote except for Ron Paul is a wasted vote.........Romney is just Obammy lite...........Search your feelings you know its true..........................

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  13. Ron Paul can lick my Jewish ass!

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  14. Santorum and Gingrich dislike this video.

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  15. I love how CNN chose to take this one quote out of all Rep. Paul said and put it on the ticker out of context..."Rep. Paul: I think Romney is pretty much there". Can we please get some unbiased reporting? I already know the answer.

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  16. real poll = double ron pauls votes then take away half of all other candidates votes..

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  17. mitt romney would lose to obama...............but they're tweedledum/tweedledee anyway, so either way the elite win.

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  18. Did people watch yesterday CNN coverage which showed CNN reporter speaking to Webster. Webster said that Washington County Caucus was a conservative one and he mentioned Both Santorum and Gingrich will do well there!!! How can Maine GOP predict the results?? Paul Campaign should press him about this issue.
    What is the latest with Washington County Causus - are they going to be counted or not? Paul campaign need to look at the rules - what happens if a caucus is postponed? Even if its postponed, why they shouldn't be added to the final tally?? - Not a True Democracy! Let's get out the truth. Hope Paul Campaign speaks to actual voters in Washington County.

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  19. shows that the coastal states are smarter ones.

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  20. He's the only one offering REAL change. He's the only one I'd trust to stick to the constitution and protect our rights.

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