Maine Governor’s Race – 2010 & 2014

Governor LePage’s second election win, each with less than a majority of votes cast, clearly indicates a need for a voting process that more effectively represents all Mainers. While that discussion occurs, what should not be lost are the gains in voter support from LePage’s first term in office to the second.

A recent Portland Press Herald opinion piece “Election’s outcome redefines the ‘two Maines’”
suggested that Mainers view on important issues has become a matter of urban versus rural. Where to make that divide geographically was not clear aside from possibly those members in the Maine Municipal Association.
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