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Maine Caucus ‘Under Review’; Weekend Sequel

Updated on February 17, 2012

Due to popular demand, the Republican Party has reconsidered their previous position to let the Romney ruling stand. When we last left off, the results of the Maine Caucus were under dispute. In a theatrical reversal, The Maine Republican Party has decided to actually count all the electorate’s votes’ casts prior to declaring a winner.

In the event you haven’t been following along, here is the short version of the state of affairs leading to this weekend’s Maine sequel.

As you may recall, Mitt Romney was declared the winner of the Maine Caucus last weekend by the Maine State Republican Chairman Charlie Webster. This decision was initially upheld despite the fact 7,000 registered Republicans of Washington County had not weighed in due to inclement weather. The Caucus rescheduled for this weekend in that county was rendered to be virtually meaningless even though the Romney margin of victory was less than 200 votes.

Upon intense scrutiny of these circumstances, it was also discovered entire towns and counties also had not been counted. Additionally, Portland, Maine had the distinction of an accounting ‘flip flop’ regarding the Romney-Paul ballot results. With the integrity of the Maine Caucus at stake, the decision was rendered to recount all the ballots cast and the results were officially considered to be ‘Under Review’.

Not unlike the hype for the rule change of the Major League Baseball All-Star game, the powers that be concluded the event to be held this weekend in Washington County Maine will be made up but “This time it counts.”

As it stands, expected turnout for registered Republicans of Washington County may possibly exceed the entirety of the 5600 ballots casts last week in the state.

The ramifications of a Ron Paul victory would change the complexion of the upcoming contests in Michigan and Arizona. This would not only put Congressman Paul in the win column, it would distinguish Romney by having 2 victories expunged with the prior Iowa Caucus reversal.


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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checking in Gloshei. Glad to hear your enjoying the news. Take care.

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      Gloria 6 years ago from France

      Thanks Gif enjoyed the read, It makes me feel I am there watching it on the news.

      voted up and interesting

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      LABrashear 6 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Thanks for clarifying. I heard a bit, but didn't know exactly what was going on. I appreciate the update - voted up.

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for your vote up Kevin's Blog52

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      kevins blog52 6 years ago from southern Indiana

      great hub, I voted up and interesting.

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checking in on this side of the pond rich_hayles. It seems these political events are rarely uneventful. Hope to hear from you again soon.

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      rich_hayles 6 years ago

      Great information for a Brit looking in. Hoping for a Ron Paul victory :)