Politics

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ fifth term comes after a long, bitter campaign. But in the end, her majority lead over Democratic challenger Sara Gideon preempted a ranked-choice voting runoff.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden once again has been elected to represent Maine’s 2nd District, which is mostly rural and has been fickle when it comes to party favorites.

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U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree will be going back to Washington to represent Maine’s 1st District. She spoke with Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz about the election and her goals for Congress in the next session.

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Updated 1:22 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4: 

Dan Shea, a politics and government professor at Colby College, oversaw one of the major polls that came out prior to this year’s election.

The Political Pulse team appeared live on Morning Edition to round up last night's election results from Maine. Here's what they had to say.

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Portland voters approved a raft of progressive ballot items Tuesday, including a boost in the minimum wage and new rent control measures.

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Updated 4:34 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4: 

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins clinched her fifth term on Wednesday following a brutal campaign marked by a record $200 million in spending.

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In the race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, Democrat incumbent Jared Golden is leading Republican challenger Dale Crafts by a solid 6 percent margin. But Golden was reluctant to declare victory before all of the votes were counted.

Kris Bridges / For Maine Public

Democrat Chellie Pingree has been elected to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives for Maine's 1st District.

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Elections officials nationally have been warning that it could take days or longer to know how a particular state voted in the race for president and other major offices. But Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says early processing of absentee ballots in Maine means some results may be clear tonight.

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As Mainers turned out to vote, some questioned the integrity of the process, while others expressed concerns about intimidation at polling places.

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Updated 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3: 

With the 2020 election season approaching its end, Maine voters look to continue breaking records on Tuesday as unparalleled early voting numbers preceded robust in-person turnout.

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Nov. 3 is the final voting day of the 2020 election. The presidency as well as several key Senate, House and gubernatorial races are on the line. Follow NPR’s live coverage and results as they come in.

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High turnout and high tension have led to deep concerns about the integrity of the election that will reach a crescendo Tuesday. In Maine, advocacy groups and election staff are working to ensure that citizens come away knowing that their votes count — and will actually be counted.

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A new effort to give state voters a say over Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through Maine’s western woods is now formally launched.

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