Paul picks up 83 votes in rescheduled Maine caucuses
February 18th, 2012
10:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul picks up 83 votes in rescheduled Maine caucuses

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul gained 83 votes on Saturday after one county in eastern Maine held its caucuses.

Washington County had delayed its voting one week ago due to bad weather.

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The gain for the Texas congressman does not change the outcome of the Maine contest. After Washington County's voting, fellow GOP candidate Mitt Romney led Paul by 156 votes.

Romney has consistently led despite changes in the vote tally. Last Saturday, Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster declared Romney the winner over Paul by 194 votes. On Friday, the Maine GOP updated the caucus results by including some votes that were originally missing and correcting clerical and other errors in the tallies. The updated numbers showed Romney maintaining his win by a slightly bigger margin, 239 votes.

Webster told CNN there is a recommendation by a Maine GOP committee to the group's larger executive committee to include Washington County's vote results in a March 10 accounting.

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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Mitt Romney • Ron Paul
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. G

    Something just isn't right here.

    February 19, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  2. Marie MD

    83 votes is still something around a C?

    February 19, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  3. lonestarst8

    if you were gonna tally in these numbers plus the numbers from the counties that weren't counted and Paul is the winner. How much money did Romney spend on a vote?

    February 19, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  4. Timothy Johnson

    Ron Paul will truly change America.

    February 19, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  5. Ron Pawl

    Ron Pole Wins again!!!!
    yes Old Uncle racist nutty pants is WINNING

    If this was a online Poll He would be president already

    February 19, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  6. Namejkane fl

    Republicans try to fix elections, don't vote for these losers. They need to be kicked out of government never to return.

    February 19, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
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