Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is back on track after winning the Maine caucuses.
What the headlines haven’t told you is that what happened in Maine is the messiest caucus Republicans have had so far, and it may not be over yet.
Maine, is not a major state during national primaries. Only 24 delegates come out of Maine to the national convention. But what happened there over the weekend does more than raise eyebrows. It is enough to make you question, was the caucus fixed?
Saturday night, February 11, the head of the Maine GOP, Charlie Webster, announced that Governor Mitt Romney won the Maine caucus by a slim margin.
Official totals read Romney barely winning the caucus by less than 200 votes.
The only problem, the governor was declared the winner with only 84 percent of precincts counted.
Two counties, Washington County and Hancock County had not yet held their caucuses. In Hancock, County Republicans had decided to hold their caucus this Saturday on February 18. In Washington County, the state GOP canceled the caucus because of snow concerns. Turns out, the area only got a light dusting.
The big problem here, Mr. Webster says even when those caucuses are held this Saturday, the votes won’t count. And that is just the beginning of the problems in Maine.
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