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. /watch?v=OynCgwmD-HM&feature=related

    check out this video. Make it go viral. It is about the voter fraud.

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  2. This was a POLL with the sample size of 5,524 participants. This IS NOT the caucus results. 5,524 people DO NOT represent an entire states voting process. can you say FRAUD!?

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  3. Also, everyone seems to forget you can write whatever name you want on your ballot, he doesn't absolutely have to make it on the ballot. RON PAUL 2012 AND 2016.

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  4. Anyone anti Ron Paul is someone who makes money off the one sided government we have. Or they are just a popularity follower. Fight them all and drown out the copy cats.

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  5. POPEYE PAUL FOR PRESIDENT;
    LET UNCLE SAM GET STRONG WITH SOME GOOD SPINACH!

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  6. LET'S JUST CALL Ron Paul - POPEYE(he's got spinach for Uncle Sam)
    By JohannG

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  7. Sorry Ron Paul ADDICTS....but I have the antidote....the truth!
    America CANNOT just have "FUCK EM" as our foreign policy! Whose to say if Iran GOT nukes that CAN reach the USA, that Iran then MIGHT SAY, "FUCK THE USA," then BOOM!!!!!
    Sorry...but that's REALITY!

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    • You pussy, why don't you go hide in a cave somewhere. Iran wouldn't be the first country to have nukes. No one would be stupid enough to hit us with one unless maybe we were so busy fighting around the world that we wouldn't have any resources to defend our selves. Maybe unless we didn't have enough money to pay to fight every one else? STOP FALLING FOR THE POLITICAL SCARE TACTICS AND JUMP ON BOARD. WUSS! Ron is the ONLY one who can beat Obama

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    • @prophetbyronmotley We've been invading country after country, but we go after other who invade. We have the biggest arson in the world as far nuclear is concern but we went after Iraq for WMD accusation which still can't find it up until now. We've used nuclear on Japan but now we are gonna accuse Iran using nuclear on Israel. Give me a break!

      Iran has not invaded anyone, did not use any kind of chemical or biological weapon on anyone. what is the chance of them using nuclear in the future even if the have one? ZERO

      The only time Iraq used chemical weapon on Iranian in early nineties was provided by US to Iraq. Not only Iraq used it on Iran but he also used on Kurds but since Saddam Housain was one of our friend back then, we didn't bitch about atrocities he committed.

      The problem is not Iran! the problem right here at home (the Neocones) whom hunger for more wars so they can make more money.

      *****RON PAUL 2012*****

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    • the “reality” is that is a cowards stand.

      if everyone did what you think is right, all the countries of the world would attack us tomorrow.

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    • Thaddeus Kosciuszko

      prophetbyronmotley,

      Tell us, are you a supporter of General Santorum, General Romney, or General Gingrich? To infuse simplicity, let us place the helmet of General Solomon on all of them.

      General Solomon is wise man and he recognizes the threats of our enemies and assures me that he will protect me. However, when it was Solomon's turn to step on the battlefield, he stepped aside. “Never mind that,” says Solomon, for my knowledge of the ways of the world and understanding of the inerrancy of scriptures provides me with ability to contend with the clear and present danger represented by Iranian boogiemen.

      General Solomon, when was the last time Iran started a war? (While Solomon ponders, I’ll save you a couple of clicks—NEVER).

      T Kosciuszko

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    • It saddens me that our country has lost its way. I am a 22-year U.S. Army Veteran & have been all around the world; we could live in the land of the free, home of the brave --- if we would pull our heads out we would see how much wool is being pulled over our eyes. Read about the cancer causing poison in our baby products, read about the "food" our government is allowing companies to sell to us without the warning that should accompany the majority of it. How can people who look the other way or refuse to research past Fox News or CNN due to simple idiocy or laziness. We are all serfs to the privileged of the nation & they are for the most part corrupt. Ron Paul is an amazing human being & we should be honored to have him as President - for Christ's sake, look at what we have been settling for!

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    • If Iran had nukes and decided to use them our military will target those rockets in mid-air and the fallout will cover the EU, I say their as smart as the U.S.S.R and would never fire them unless fired upon. With Neighbors like Israel I would would build them to.

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  8. Ron Paul is TOAST...someone has to say it...and it's BECAUSE Ron Paul's FOREIGN policy, INCLUDING Israel is ...."FUCK THEM!"
    I'm Ron Paul and I APPROVED this message!

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    • This is exactly what the media does too. put bad words about Ron Paul and say Ron Paul Stated or approved.

      Actually I was listening to NPR radio and they stated that Ron Paul will cut the defense which certainly not true. Ron Paul will cut militarism adventure but ON DEFENSE.

      Media, Neocon and their alike tells a lot of lies.

      Lies about WMD of IRAQ
      Lies about alCIAda link with Iraq
      Lies about Iraq link to 9/11
      lies about 9/11 (building 7 the smoking gun)

      The foreign policy under Ron Paul will be more friends than enemies which mean safety for us.
      The foreign policy under Ron Paul will be less wars and invasion which mean less hate towards us.
      The foreign policy under Ron Paul will be less meddling in other affairs and that includes Israel which in turn mean less blame game on us.
      The foreign policy under Ron Paul will be more trade with countries including Israel. Ron Paul stated that "he will treat every country the same" which means more jobs for us and countries aboard.

      Ron Paul wants to trade with everyone who wants and means business.
      Ron Paul wants to stop welfare to countries like Egypt, Israel and Pakistan which became parasite for US and does need to be eliminated once and for all. Let them work for a change for crying out load.

      I don't think Ron Paul will stop you from helping Israel with your own money nor any of Ron Paul supporter will have problem with you doing so, If you love Israel great for you. we never want you to hate anyone.

      ****RON PAUL 2012*****

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  9. What makes you think Ron Paul will keep any of the promises he's making if he was to get into the white house??? What makes you think the power-elite would allow him to do any of those things????? Not that he will get in they won't even allow that. But it doesn't matter because none of the candidates will do anything different or better. They will do what they are told once in office.

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    • pjones4491,

      What do you suggest, keep voting for the status quot? All we have is our vote and we need to vote all the people who are in congress, OUT and a whole new set of people, IN who don't know how to game the system. Join our revolution instead of crying about how things will never change.

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    • Thaddeus Kosciuszko

      I can only hope (which is not rational) that you do not have to live the rest of your life in the darkness of empty aspirations.

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    • Please consider the power of the commander and chief. Military powers follow the orders of the commander and chief. Ron Paul will consider the orders of Congress and the Senate. Yea, but the US burns 30 million barrels of ‘sweet’ crude each day. Not just some sand pit crude or gulf crude here and there but mainly ’Sweet’ crude.

      Sweet crude is the real predicament scientifically, philosophically, culturally and economically challenging the US and the World. Our current military industrial complex whether you see it or not is defending this?

      Is cutting 80,000 troops to help finance more drone warfare? Or is it all just a big excuse to dominate the extraction of Federal Tax Money? Your guess is as good as mine. But the truth is that any politician that gets himself into the White House will find out only after he or she is elected. So that means that our entire system is subordinate to a shadow government that controls American.

      Follow the money trail and see that the same families who own and control sweet crude contracts in the Middle East also control international monetary policy. It is all about reclaiming the issuance after it has been given intrinsic value. We are living in their form of economic slavery.

      Hey, this is the next step. Sometimes it takes US going through several trials to understand what we need to do next. This is life. So let US elect Ron Paul and learn our lesson.

      Oh my, if we elect Ron Paul Bachman said that we will be attacked by the terrorist. Yes, perhaps then the true terrors will show their faces. So, we should be ready in many more ways than one.

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  10. Ron Paul is Awesome Sauce!!!

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  11. REPOST 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!!!
    ::
    Mikeq@MaineGOP.com
    9 Higgins Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Phone 207.622.6247
    Fax 207.6235322

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  12. Ron Pauls campaigning about honesty and stand up for our principles, yet theyre getting screwed over by the same stablishment bs... Do something about Maine's remaining 16%..,. Make it count!!!!!

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  13. Such a modest man. A good example and role model for any sane person.

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  14. Spread the message of liberty people! Ron Paul!

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  15. Ron Paul doesnt need to win 1 primary, He can still win the nomination. Delegates are awarded to the winner but It can be anyone who decides to stay back after if choosen. LOL so guess who's supporters stay back after the Caucus??.. Also from what I've found out their is no law saying the delegates have to choose the winner of the state. So Ron Paul can pull this off.

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  16. R卍n Paul 2012

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    • Have you ever wonder why the smear campaign doesn't work against Ron Paul even when the giant media tried to smear him?
      Try to find out. You don't have to support Ron Paul but at least for your own sake you should find out why this trash just won't stick to Ron Paul campaign.

      *****RON PAUL 2012*****

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  17. R卍n Paul 2012

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  18. I hope Futurama preserves Ron Paul's head in a jar, we need his knowledge

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  19. WOW..Powerful speech.

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  20. Ron Paul is the most conservative Republican in the debate. He always bases his ideas and statements on the Bill of Rights, the Founding Fathers, and last but not least, the US Constitution! These are the sources that past presidents used to boost America to success! The media hates Ron Paul because of their selfishness, this is why the debate is not going to what is expected! The media even said that Ron Paul is the most liberal politician in the running! Vote for Ron Paul; restore America now!

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