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. 1GodOnlyOne

    The one individual who disliked this video is Satan himself.

    RON PAUL 2012

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  2. pieman97405

    Let them recount like they did in Iowa.

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  3. Attila226

    So how come the last 5% of the vote doesn’t count?

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  4. audiowiz

    wooooot!!

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  5. stevemcgee99

    One county has held back. Ron Paul won.

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  6. mobusdorphin

    According to AP, only 84% of the precincts are reporting, not 95%. Not sure which source is more accurate.

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  7. HQDOGZ

    i live in ohio and unfortunately its all romney and santorum supporters. the buckeye state backs obama and his clones

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  8. theFFVIguy

    Ron Paul has X-ray vision, but he chooses not to use it because that would be an invasion of privacy.

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  9. KaptKan1

    The caucus in Washington County, Maine, a Ron Paul stronghold, was postponed “due to inclement weather” so they could falsely claim a Romney “win”. The weather there was 21 F. with light snow. If you ever spent a winter anywhere near that area, you’d know that the locals would be walking around in light jackets on such a day. In southern California or Florida, that would be “inclement”; in Maine it was just an excuse to distort vote results.
    RON PAUL 2012!

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  10. jwka2001

    docs(.)google)._com/spreadsheet/lv?authkey=CKT21ZkH&hl=en_US&key=0AjQBwcCtzwG8dEdGUWZjS1FwTW8wTzVyOEJ6dmg4cHc&toomany=true#gid=1

    shows that paul is leading with 43%

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  11. twags32689

    why would anyone vote for romney? because he “looks” like a president?!?

    jesus christ america, get your priorities in order…

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  12. Brambleiah

    Ron Paullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll !

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  13. ccp2214

    Goddamn vote fraud

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  14. Srwaffles40

    the only way to fix our economy

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  15. pitt41

    congratulations to Dr Paul on his close second place finish hope the momentum will keep building

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  16. ticotico9000

    who the fuck is voting for romney? wtf i dont know anyone who supports that polygamist satanic masonic mormon new world order puppet

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  17. ltajambi

    Man almost 1st even with all the voting fraud! Ron Paul must have gotten like a 65% landside! Good job Main! Im sure he will get all the delegates too!

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  18. evolution1776

    Less than 200 votes separating Romney and Paul with only 83.7% of precincts reporting, and they call Romney the winner?

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  19. MegaGunrise

    I don’t mean to be off topic or throw a monkey wrench at anything,but did the LORD come back and say I’m sorry to the Jews and I should have apologized sooner,and in my repentance I’ve decided to make Jew the new name of Israel?I’m sorry I missed that.I must not of been born yet.

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  20. ccp2214

    Ron Paul is winning in delegates!

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  21. Dsi1ver

    anyone else notice–>Delegates to date: romney 121, newt 38, rick 37, paul 25….. wtf?

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  22. mrdroopie18

    Ron is keeping things secret bc he knows the MSM is trying to stay a step ahead of him so they can keep cheating but it’s all about the Delagates baby!!

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  23. tubeviewerX20

    95% = FUCK WASHINGTON COUNTY

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  24. ltajambi

    As the founders knew, it only takes a small dedicated minority with the right ideas to make real change!!! We ARE winning fellow patriots!

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  25. mrdroopie18

    I don’t see a difference between Democrats and Republicans now a days just vote for who you believe in…This is not a game!!

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  26. ltajambi

    R3OVLUTION! Man Ron Paul is winning by such a landslide that they are failing to even rig it! Folks they do rig the straw poll popular votes, but they can only do it by so much w/out being caught.

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  27. Gsyk1370

    If my math is correct, the remaining 5% is about 290 votes, Dr. Paul only needs 194 to tie with Romney, if it’s true that he has a strong showing in Washington County, there is a good chance he may have won after all.

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  28. mrdroopie18

    Yeah block the MSM… Get em’ out of there haha..

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  29. ImJustCommenting

    those 190 votes were dead people

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  30. graff7720

    Just got email:

    “In Washington County — where Ron Paul was incredibly strong — the caucus was delayed until next week just so the votes wouldn’t be reported by the national media today.

    Of course, their excuse for the delay was “snow.”

    That’s right. A prediction of 3-4 inches — that turned into nothing more than a dusting – was enough for a local GOP official to postpone the caucuses just so the results wouldn’t be reported tonight.”

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  31. LibertarianChristian

    From Australia
    Liberty

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  32. burnPHOENIXburn

    did you, my fellow Americans! listen to the TV spokeman at the end around 11:49, “he did well, but he did not win double” WTF! really?! is that the best negative remark you can say? wow, the media just has to find ways to neglect on how well and strong the RON PAUL campaign is doing. sad… RON PAUL 2012!!! LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!!!

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  33. SomebodyPickaName

    How many people today would have voted for Ron Paul had they simply voted with their heart and voted for who they wanted to win, instead of voting for who they thought COULD win? Romney wins these things because of people who vote as if this whole thing is a big game; trying to beat team blue.

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  34. carp1844

    Sorry Wolfe but this is no “problem” for Ron Paul whatsoever. It’s only a problem for the establishment. Nice try though.

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  35. SilverBackStack

    People are waking up to recognize the only honest man in the 2012 presidential race. That man is Dr. Ron Paul. Once awakened you quickly realize that to defend the US constitution, to end undeclared wars of aggression and to audit the Federal Reserve and to restore honest are truly the best things we can do as a nation. You quickly that Dr. Ron Paul is the only chance America has. God bless Ron Paul and God bless America.
    RON PAUL 2012…

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