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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:28 PM

GOLDEN WINS

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GOLDEN WINS THE INSTANT RUNOFF IN MAINE 2


DEMOCRAT JARED GOLDEN DECLARED VICTOR IN FINAL "INSTANT RUNOFF" MAINE # 2 Congressional District Election.

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Democrat Jared Golden win Maine's 2nd District race

The final vote retabulation in the 2nd District race gave Jared Golden just over 50 percent of the vote.

AUGUSTA - State election officials declared Democrat Jared Golden the winner of Maine's 2nd Congressional District race against incumbent Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

A federal judge rejected U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin's request to force the Maine Secretary of State to stop the ranked-choice run-off on Thursday morning.

Sources: Associated Press/Secretary of State
Ranked-choice race for Congress:

Maine's 2nd District
STATUS: 100%

Jared Golden (D) 51% 139,231
Bruce Poliquin (R) 49% 136,326

A candidate must exceed 50 percent of the vote to be declared the winner. Because no one received a majority vote in the first round, last-place finishers are eliminated and their votes get redistributed based on their voters' second or third choices. Learn more here.

POLITICS
Democrat Jared Golden win Maine's 2nd District race
The final vote retabulation in the 2nd District race gave Jared Golden just over 50 percent of the vote.


Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/final-ranked-choice-vote-count-slated-for-noon/



Source:
https://www.pressherald.com/?relrelated


Congrats to the winner. You can bet that the republican is going to go to court to overturn, but voters in Maine twice approved ballot proposals to adopt rank choice voting.

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James48 Nov 2018 OP
LonePirate Nov 2018 #1
NewJeffCT Nov 2018 #2
Pisces Nov 2018 #3
grantcart Nov 2018 #9
groundloop Nov 2018 #4
lagomorph777 Nov 2018 #11
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #5
eShirl Nov 2018 #6
Beakybird Nov 2018 #7
Wounded Bear Nov 2018 #28
JudyM Nov 2018 #38
hopeforchange2008 Nov 2018 #8
Soxfan58 Nov 2018 #17
Initech Nov 2018 #10
watoos Nov 2018 #12
Maven Nov 2018 #13
Maine-i-acs Nov 2018 #14
onetexan Nov 2018 #16
AllyCat Nov 2018 #25
llmart Nov 2018 #21
rkleinberger Nov 2018 #15
lilactime Nov 2018 #18
sdfernando Nov 2018 #30
Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2018 #19
Wounded Bear Nov 2018 #20
Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2018 #27
bluestarone Nov 2018 #22
BadGimp Nov 2018 #23
Scurrilous Nov 2018 #24
ZeroSomeBrains Nov 2018 #26
Julian Englis Nov 2018 #29
Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2018 #31
Maine-i-acs Nov 2018 #32
Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2018 #33
Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2018 #39
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #34
Sunlei Nov 2018 #35
Cha Nov 2018 #36
jpak Nov 2018 #37
Zing Zing Zingbah Nov 2018 #40

Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:29 PM

1. Golden is the Democrat for those unfamiliar with the race.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:30 PM

2. Thanks

I was just going to ask that question

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:30 PM

3. Great!!

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Response to Pisces (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:40 PM

9. +1

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:33 PM

4. Fantastic.... And a big fuck you to repukes who don't want ALL votes counted

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:46 PM

11. A big F.U. to Gov LePrick!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:34 PM

5. Woohoo! Thought that owuld be the result with the ranked voting.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:34 PM

6. Down goes Poliquin!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:35 PM

7. How many pickups so far?

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:27 PM

28. We're running at about 35-37 so far...

net gain, that is.

We actually flipped 40 seats from red-to-blue, but lost 2 or 3 seats that went the other way.

Still, pretty good stuff.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:25 AM

38. That's such fantastic news, wow!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:36 PM

8. Yay!!! I couldn't be happier!!!

Jared seems like such a thoughtful and energetic candidate. Thanks goodness that the majority of people in District 2 seized the opportunity.

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Response to hopeforchange2008 (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:27 PM

17. I agree

He seems like a nice young man with a bright political future ahead of him. MY DISTRICT IS BLUE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:46 PM

10. Blue wave! Blue wave! Blue wave!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:50 PM

12. Shh! Can we keep this quiet?

Another repudiation of Trump, bwahaha. oops. We wouldn't want Trump to have a nervous breakdown.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:58 PM

13. Translation: The Repuke's efforts to steal the election with a bogus lawsuit have FAILED

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:07 PM

14. ME now has a Blue Statehouse, state senate, governor, 2 Congresspeople + Angus King

Leaving only Susie (Sellout) Collins to show the door to now.

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Response to Maine-i-acs (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:20 PM

16. Does Angus King tend to vote with Dems?

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Response to onetexan (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:14 PM

25. Yes

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Response to Maine-i-acs (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:56 PM

21. Please do so. No one deserves the door more than her.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:18 PM

15. Is Collins worried yet?

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Response to rkleinberger (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:37 PM

18. "Concerned" is her favorite word.

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Response to lilactime (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:18 PM

30. I'm guessing she will opt for retirement. /nt

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:46 PM

19. Hell yes! I love Golden.

Here's hoping Poliquin just leaves this alone, but I'm afraid he's not going give up so easily.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:50 PM

20. Guess now we know why Poliquin sued to block the count...



Not a big fan of the 'instant run-off' system, but it seems to have worked well there, and not just because the 'right' candidate won. Looks like it ran pretty smoothly.

Congrats to Golden and to the great state of Maine!

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:24 PM

27. I'm a huge fan of instant run off

Maine needs it because of all the independents that run. We need this implemented in our state office elections too. Hopefully, the dems can get that done.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:07 PM

22. NO blue wave????????????

BULLSHIT Awesome BLUE WAVE !! That's what i say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:11 PM

23. More Butt Hurt for the GOP

Well earned I might add...

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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:13 PM

24. ...

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:18 PM

26. Another one bites the dust

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:43 PM

29. I wonder if Collins is feeling as if the walls closing in on her?

I hope so.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:39 PM

31. Saw on link CNN someone else posted in GD that Poliquin is not conceding,

which means more legal bullshit. Good god! He wants to sue his way into that seat. He wants to get a federal judge to say our instant run off system is unconstitutional. Wondering if that happens, do we get redo election? People voted for independents as their first choice knowing it would not impact Golden winning. People's voting strategy is impacted by the type of race. If it was plurality vote, then they'd weigh in the fact that the Republican might win if they vote independent. Anyhow, it's pretty obvious the majority wanted Golden, so Poliquin is just being a dick. Mainers aren't going to appreciate him being a sore loser.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 06:32 PM

32. Snowball's chance in Hell for Poliquin the weasel

Maine approved RCV twice
State govt. has ironed out all the details of how it works
ME constitution bars the Governor from being elected this way, but not federal electees.
US constitution leaves it up to the states to iron out how they place Congresspeople.
Also the RCV process has been challenged in the courts several times and always survives the challenge. Last Fed judge yesterday was Republican appointed and he threw out the challenge as well. The Repub party filed a lawsuit against RCV BEFORE this election and got their whiny asses handed to them.
Next will Poliquin get on the phony voter fraud bandwagon?

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Response to Maine-i-acs (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 06:40 PM

33. Yeah, but we've seen Republican snow balls survive hell before

I'm hopeful that any further court cases will uphold RCV and this election, just don't know for sure until it happens.

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Response to Maine-i-acs (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 11:28 AM

39. Have to wait for December for this to be a for sure things because of Polqiun's latest law suit

"Golden, 36, defeated two-term incumbent Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in a race that has been closely watched ahead of and now well past Election Day, when neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes, forcing a runoff.

As ballots were being tallied for a runoff, Poliquin and three others filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the legality of ranked-choice voting. That lawsuit is likely to be decided in December, meaning that, at least for now, Golden is a congressman-elect."


https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/golden-a-former-u-s-marine-continues-steep-political-rise-with-historic-win/

I would hope that the judge would consider that Poliquin never brought up any concerns prior or during the election. He only complained when it became apparent that he was going to lose. The rules shouldn't be adjusted in the race after the fact.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 07:28 PM

34. Congrats!

Whole delegation (of 2) went blue!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 08:08 PM

35. Fantastic!! makes me wish Texas ballots were scrutinized. Beto lost by only 200,000!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 11:17 PM

36. Congratulations, Jared Golden!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 11:33 PM

37. Some of Maine's most vile entrenched GOP state legislators got beat by Dems this election

This is icing on the Big Blue Blue Maine Election Cake.

Susan Collins pleas take note.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 11:36 AM

40. Polquin still acting like he won.


Congressman-elect Jared Golden says the ranked-choice voting system worked as voters intended.

"I feel good about the process that just took place here in Maine," Golden said.

Congressman Bruce Poliquin maintains he won the election, and ranked-choice votes shouldn't count.

"I won the election against tremendous odds," Poliquin said. "I won the election fair and square. So the election should be over."

https://wgme.com/news/local/candidates-offer-opposing-views-on-ranked-choice-voting

What an asshole! He says he won, which he didn't, "against tremendous odds". LOL! Being a two term incumbent this should have been and easy win for him if he was actually doing his job and representing the people of his district. Also notice he's using the Trump word "tremendous". Poor loser... he is making Mainers dislike him even more than they did before because he is disrespecting our decision to use RCV and the outcome of this race.

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