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Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

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.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

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.

Kevin Bennett / For Maine Public

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

Kevin Bennett / For Maine Public

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.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

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.

Kris Bridges / For Maine Public

The long and wildly expensive Maine U.S. Senate race is drawing to a close. But after more than $100 million spent, a blizzard of nonstop ads and a campaign made unconventional by the pandemic, the contest could hinge on whether a majority of Maine voters believe Republican Sen. Susan Collins has changed during the presidency of Donald Trump. That’s the argument made by Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, who is within striking distance of knocking off the only Republican member of Congress in New England.

Victoria Stevens

In Jan. 2017, millions of marchers all over the United States came together in what may have been the largest single day of protest in U.S. history. Later that year, the #MeToo movement — which had begun quietly more than a decade earlier — began to snowball. And in 2018, a record number of women were elected to public office in the U.S.

Over 485,000 Mainers have received absentee ballots but only 420,000 have returned them to local election officials. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is urging voters act now.

Alex Brandon / Associated Press

The CEO of a Levant apple orchard that hosted President Donald Trump for a rally on Sunday says he was blindsided by the size of the crowd that showed up, and concerned by the lack of pandemic-era hygiene.

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

A new poll from Colby College indicates that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is improving his numbers in Maine, while the U.S. Senate race is as close as ever.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public file

It’s not often Democratic and Republican party operatives in Maine agree, but both say that control of the state Senate is up in the air this November, with close races in half a dozen of the 35 Senate seats that are up for grabs.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The COVID-19 pandemic is making many things more challenging — including, this year, voting.

Kris Bridges / For Maine Public

The two independent candidates in Maine’s U.S. Senate race have filed a formal complaint with the Federal Elections Commission for being excluded from this Wednesday’s debate hosted by Portland television station WMTW.

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