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Battleground State Maine? The Electoral Vote the Could Decide the Race
Battleground Watch ^ | Keith Backer

Posted on 10/12/2012 6:18:36 AM PDT by Perdogg

When you look at the competitive nature of so many Battlegrounds, the chances of an electoral tie between the two candidates is probably higher this year than at any time in the last century. What gets lightly covered though are the states where it is not “winner take all” like Maine and Nebraska who carved out an electoral votes by congressional districts where a candidate can steal the vote in a state that otherwise votes for his opponent. Barack Obama did that in Nebraska in 2008 stealing 1 electoral vote in the Omaha area. This time around Omaha looks ever more safe to vote along with the red state of Nebraska but Maine has a rogue electoral vote that may flip to Mitt Romney. Thanks for the eagle eyes of perdogg in our comments section, we see that Mitt Romney is actually leading in the 2nd Congressional district of Maine:

(Excerpt) Read more at battlegroundwatch.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; me02; me2012

1 posted on 10/12/2012 6:18:39 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

thanks for the tip to auh2orepublican


2 posted on 10/12/2012 6:21:20 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

Maine and Vermont are the only states that allow prison inmates to vote.

Any volunteers for poll watching?


3 posted on 10/12/2012 6:22:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Perdogg

Well-deserved mention and celebrity status! Way to go, Perdogg.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 6:22:42 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Perdogg

This sounds like liberal fantasy. The momentum says we are headed for a blowout of Reagan Mondale ratios.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 6:23:31 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Perdogg

This sounds like liberal fantasy. The momentum says we are headed for a blowout of Reagan Mondale ratios.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 6:23:37 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Perdogg

This is the silliest election game played by the pundits.

X is the key to the election. They get extra points if they pick an x nobody else has thought of before.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 6:24:18 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Perdogg

Good stuff! Romney is the kind of Republican that centrist Mainers have historically supported - center right, patrician, establishment. And the Maine GOP has been reinvigotated the last few years, shaking free from the McKernan-Snowe deathgrip.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 6:29:37 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Perdogg

EVERYONE head to Caribou to knock on doors and solidify the swing electoral vote. Break the tie.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Perdogg

IIRC, W stole an electoral vote up here in one of his victories.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 6:36:21 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Perdogg

I remember seeing a Newsweek piece way back in 1980...the staff there had designed THREE covers for the after-election issue...one for Reagan, one for Carter, and one for a tie that would send the election to the House of Representatives.

Those last two scenarios didn’t happen of course, and I don’t think it’ll happen this time either.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 7:02:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: metesky

I think Maine wil be icing , not the cake. The meme is from the MSM its all about Ohio...they know Obama is a goner in Florida, Va, Co and NC, They THINK Obama has a chance in Ohio, the epirical early data and common sense tell you Ohio wil be a solid 2-4% Romney win. Over at 11pm folks....you wait and see.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Perdogg

BULLSPIT....

This isn’t going to be anything close to a TIE.. but anything to sell papers.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:43 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: cripplecreek

Seeing what passes for a Republican in Maine, this article does not reassure me.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 7:06:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: metesky

I don’t think so...I think it was supposed to be close, but Moron Gore took it.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 7:12:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: pburgh01

If you see the Drive-bys hesitating to call NH, you can go to bed. It’s over.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: metesky

I don’t think so...I think it was supposed to be close, but Moron Gore took it.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 8:43:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cripplecreek
Maine and Vermont are the only states that allow prison inmates to vote.

It's like they said after the 1936 election: "As Maine goes, so goes Vermont."

18 posted on 10/12/2012 9:20:46 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Perdogg

Congrats Perdogg on the mention...keep up the good work!


19 posted on 10/12/2012 10:40:05 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

thank you! be sure to thank LS and Ravi for their hard work too. ;)


20 posted on 10/12/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg
Will do, good work always deserves more praise....

Besides...... Thanks to all of you, the rest of us are still sane.

When we win BIG on Nov. 6th it's gonna be an early New Years Party at our house!

21 posted on 10/12/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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