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Ron Paul scores big wins in Hancock and Washington counties but statewide total doesn’t top Romney

Posted By admin On February 19, 2012 @ 6:12 am In Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Tom Walsh
Bangor Daily News [1]
February 19, 2012

EAST MACHIAS, Maine — Texas Congressman Ron Paul was the top choice by a two-to-one margin in four presidential preference polls conducted by Republicans in Maine on Saturday as the state winds up its controversial GOP caucuses.

In Washington County’s supercaucus, Paul attracted 163 votes to Mitt Romney’s 80, and in the town of Hancock, in the county of the same name, Paul received 41 votes to Romney’s 16. Paul also picked up four more votes to Romney’s two in Clinton, which also caucused Saturday morning, and 19 votes to Romney’s seven in Eastbrook.

The numbers weren’t enough to overcome Paul’s 239-vote deficit statewide [2], but the poll is nonbinding, meaning the state’s 24 GOP delegates won’t necessarily be apportioned based on the results. However, the decisive wins might coolthe momentum Romney claimed [3] after he was declared the winner in Maine a week ago [4].

Paul’s Saturday wins put him 117 votes behind Romney statewide, according to an unofficial tabulation by the Bangor Daily News [5].

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[1] Bangor Daily News: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/18/politics/ron-paul-carries-hancock-as-state-nears-end-of-gop-caucuses/

[2] Paul’s 239-vote deficit statewide: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/17/news/down-east/controversy-continues-as-some-maine-towns-gear-up-for-gop-caucuses-this-weekend/

[3] the momentum Romney claimed: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/12/politics/having-won-maine-mitt-romney-hits-trail-for-campaign-funding/

[4] he was declared the winner in Maine a week ago: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/11/politics/maine-gop-chairman-says-mitt-romney-wins-caucuses/

[5] an unofficial tabulation by the Bangor Daily News: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/18/politics/votes-in-the-2012-maine-gop-presidential-nominee-preference-poll/?ref=relatedSidebar

[6] Mitt Romney ‘Wins’ The Maine Caucuses, Unless Ron Paul Actually Won Them: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mitt-romney-wins-the-maine-caucuses-unless-ron-paul-actually-won-them.html

[7] RNC Continues to Undo Ron Paul Delegate Wins, This Time in Maine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rnc-continues-to-undo-ron-paul-delegate-wins-this-time-in-maine.html

[8] Could Ron Paul Still Win Maine?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/could-ron-paul-still-win-maine.html

[9] Ron Paul Wins First Caucus: MSM Changes Rules, Reports Romney Wins: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-wins-first-caucus-msm-changes-rules-reports-romney-wins.html

[10] Ron Paul Locked in a Duel with Mitt Romney at Maine Caucus, Expects First Victory in the GOP Race: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-locked-in-a-duel-with-mitt-romney-at-maine-caucus-expects-first-victory-in-the-gop-race.html

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