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. would u guys vote for ron paul if he was a vp for romney?? i dont know what i would do, id be pissed, but i guess i would probably not vote

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  2. THERE COMPLETLY LIENG ABOUT THE DELEGATE COUNT RON PAUL KNOWS THIS TOO BUT HES FINE WITH IT BECAUSE HES WINNING IN THE DELEGATE COUNT THERES A VIDEO ON HERE SOMEWHERE THAT EXPLAINS HOW NO DELEGATES HAVE EVEN BEEN COUNTED UP BUT MOST OF THE DELEGATES ELECTED TO VOTE COME FALL ARE RON PAUL DELEGATES WOOT WOOT FUCKE THE LAME STREAM MEDIA

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  3. Ron Paul rules!

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  4. See how he is looking at Ron, it's like he's shit his pants seeing that Ron Paul is going to be the next president of the United States of America!!!!
    Come on people, change the world!!

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  5. i'm looking to see who will be the next gop primary/caucas person to resign in the face of continuing allegations of fraud anf voter tampering...what, 2 already?...

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  6. Ron Paul super pac guy, Gary Franchi is talking about doing exit polling. Hope that's possible.

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  7. I am telling you right now, I am 100% certain Ron Paul is going to be on the 2012 ticket. Obama is gonna get kicked out onto the White House lawn when Ron Paul moves in !!!

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  8. Its Charlie not Robert

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  9. i used to think americans were 40% retarded and 20% confused, now i know they really are 60% retarded

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  10. AWSOME 0 DISLIKES

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  11. Recount

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  12. He looks great! God Bless Ron Paul =)

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  13. ...Ron Paul folks!! He's your only choice!! RP 2012!!...

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  14. Trust me I can't even sit in the park like i could when i was a kid bc cops are up your ass...

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  15. Supposedly the public is too stupid to go to get approval from. This is how we get a few making decisions for all and ourselves a tyranny. Though by the way some people vote there is some credibility in this point of view.

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  16. You aren't changing SHIT when the country is controlled by a select few individuals, and everyone around is too brain dead to care about it.

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  17. A revolution only starts with a small group of people. Even if Ron Paul does not get the nomination (and God forbid), another one will step in to fill his place until the country is restored. The belief of liberty and constitutionality will never die!
    RP 2012!

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  18. lol.. vote fraud is a "delegate" matter.

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  19. the MSM can lick my balls!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. 1 step forward 2 steps back. And they say it's Ron Paul who wants to go back to the stone age.

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