Your Vote 2020


The ceremony was smaller than past years, but the four members of Maine’s electoral college today cast their votes for president and vice president.

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Portland employers face a costly dilemma in a dispute over the effective date of a “hazard-pay” boost in the city’s minimum wage. And rather than risk an expensive legal fight they might lose, some are already deciding to pare back staff or hike prices for customers.

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Portland businesses say it’s not clear whether a voter-approved minimum wage ordinance will require them to offer minimum “hazard pay” of $18 an hour for in-person workers starting next month.

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The 2020 election, by many accounts, was supposed to be a reckoning for Republicans in the U.S. Senate. But it didn’t turn out that way. One reason for that is the victory of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, which might help her party retain its majority and offer her a chance to repair her own image as a centrist.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says she wished President-elect Joe Biden the best when he called her last week to congratulate her on her reelection.

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Celebrating supporters poured into Portland streets Sunday following the announcement that Former Vice President Joe Biden was the new president-elect.

Portland voters on Tuesday decisively put the city at the forefront of progressive urban politics, raising the local minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation, imposing rent control and lifting a cap on recreational marijuana shops.

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Democrats have maintained control of the state Legislature, increasing their numbers in the State Senate by a single seat to 22, while losing some seats in the House but still maintaining control.

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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.

After Election Day, we address questions that remain, particularly what processes might unfold to determine the results of the election. What is allowed under the Constitution and the law, and what areas are unclear, even to legal scholars? We'll also hear what questions and concerns listeners have about what to expect post-Election Day.

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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.