Destination 270

SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

Election Day in Maine

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The day has finally arrived! It’s election day in America, and we’ve all got a big decision to make. Regardless of who you’re voting for or why you’re voting, it’s important to exercise your Constitutional right and GO VOTE before your polls close.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about Maine.

At this point, I don’t think there is any doubt that Maine’s electoral votes will go to President Obama. The Democrat won all four votes from the Pine Tree State in 2008, and most polls leading up to today showed Obama comfortably in the lead once again. While Romney made a respectable if last-ditch effort to secure the vote of Maine’s second congressional district, I predict that it was too little too late and Obama will sweep it up as well.

In the much more exciting Senate race, it’s looking like Independent Former Governor Angus King will be filling the seat vacated by Republican Olympia Snowe. Multiple news sources have projected that King has won the race, and this leaves Mainers with the question of which (if any) party he will eventually decided to caucus with as he has not yet taken a side.

So there you have it, folks. Maine goes with Obama and King this election, but the race isn’t over yet! It will be interesting to see what happens throughout the night, so keep watching the news and refreshing your web pages. I can’t wait to see who will be the one to reach Destination 270.



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