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November 08, 2010


Maine's Early Voting Cost Cutler

Independent candidate Eliot Cutler (I) says those who cast their ballots weeks early may have cost him the election for Maine governor against Paul LePage (R), the AP reports.

Many voters who wanted somebody other than LePage cast their early ballots with Libby Mitchell (D), "who three to four weeks before the election appeared to be their best bet. But many of those early Mitchell voters would have voted for Cutler had they waited and seen that Cutler was surging near the end."

In the end, Cutler lost by fewer than 10,000 votes. He finished with nearly 37% of the vote, just 1.5 points behind LePage. Mitchell was way back at 19%.












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