Who really won Maine?

Romney won by just three points, 39 percent to Ron Paul’s 36 percent. Rick Santorum trailed in third with 18 percent, and Newt Gingrich received 6 percent of the vote.

Maine GOP Chairman, Charlie Webster declared Romney the winner with only 90% of the caucuses reporting, some won’t be held until later this month.

Ruth Summers, vice chair of the Maine GOP, said while it’s true that the presidential preference poll is nonbinding, it does “take the pulse of the Republican party in the state of Maine.”

The results announced Saturday included about 90 percent of the towns that participated in caucuses but Summers said that would be considered the final vote.

They picked their candidate and will not allow Ron Paul to win.

Washington County cancelled their Saturday Caucus with the GOP saying that it was cancelled due to inclement weather. A senior aide with the Ron Paul campaign had suggested that the Romney campaign was involved in the cancellation of a caucus where Paul’s campaign had expected to do well. “It’s not completely insidious, but they knew we were going to swamp it up there,” said Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton.

The Ron Paul campaign had tried to lower expectations somewhat Saturday, alleging that the Romney campaign had been involved in some tricky business, and predicting that the results would be very close.


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