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Maine Primary Election Results

June 14,2018 01:19

What to watch: This will be Maine's first election using ranked-choice voting, which voters approved in 2016. Under this system, also known as instant-runoff voting, voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If no candidate receives a majority ...



What to watch: This will be Maine’s first election using ranked-choice voting, which voters approved in 2016. Under this system, also known as instant-runoff voting, voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If no candidate receives a majority of the first place votes, the last place candidate’s votes are redistributed to his or her voters’ next choices until someone breaks 50 percent. The Associated Press will only call winners for the first round of tabulation. If additional rounds are required to determine a winner, final results will not be available for a few days.
The twist is that voters will also be voting on whether to continue using ranked-choice voting.
Paul R. LePage, Maine’s controversial Republican governor, cannot run for re-election because of term limits, and Democrats believe they have a good chance of taking his spot. There are seven Democrats in the primary, led by Attorney General Janet Mills and Adam Cote, a lawyer and longtime National Guard member. On the Republican side, there are four candidates, all vying to establish themselves as Mr. LePage’s heir apparent.
— MAGGIE ASTOR

Governor

Democratic Primary

Mills Janet Mills
38,145
32.9%

Cote Adam Cote
33,068
28.5%

Sweet Betsy Sweet
18,670
16.1%

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115,942 votes, 86% reporting (492 of 574 precincts)

Leader

Portland
100%
South Portland
100%
Brunswick
100%
Lewiston
100%
Bangor
100%
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Republican Primary

Moody Shawn Moody
47,715
56.4%

Mason Garrett Mason
19,223
22.7%

Mayhew Mary Mayhew
12,728
15.0%

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84,609 votes, 86% reporting (492 of 574 precincts)

Leader

Scarborough
100%
Gorham
100%
Portland
100%
Bangor
100%
Lewiston
100%
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U.S. Senate

Senator Angus King, who caucuses with the Democrats, is running for re-election in November as an independent.

U.S. House District 1

Democratic Primary

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0% reporting (0 of 0 precincts)
* Incumbent

Democratic Primary

Golden Jared Golden
18,593
49.0%

St. Clair Lucas St. Clair
15,589
41.1%

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37,922 votes, 83% reporting (347 of 418 precincts)

Ballot Measures

Maine voters will decide whether to keep ranked-choice voting for November’s general elections or to delay its use in future state and federal elections until 2022.

Ranked-Choice Voting

Yes Yes
136,334
54.2%

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251,557 votes, 86% reporting (492 of 574 precincts)

Recall Waterville Mayor

Yes Yes
1,472
48.5%

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3,035 votes, 100% reporting (1 of 1 precinct)

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