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See how election 2018 unfolded in real time

As Mainers vote today, the BDN will offer live updates on what’s happening at polling places, developments in major races and election results as soon as they become available. Follow all the Election Day action here.


Christopher Burns
November 7, 20182:55 am

That’s it for tonight, folks. Check back in later this morning for updated results and post-election analysis from our politics team.

For the latest results, click the link below:
https://bangordailynews.com/maine-elections


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November 7, 20181:40 am

According to the Los Angeles Times, three western and midwestern states appear to be on the cusp of approving Medicaid expansion. The final results could prove significant for health care access for low-income Americans.
Ballot measures in Utah, Idaho and Nebraska had comfortable margins late Tuesday.

With Janet Mills set to move into the Blaine House, Maine may also move ahead with voter-approved Medicaid expansion, a policy opposed by Gov. Paul LePage.

In Montana, voters are also deciding the future of Medicaid expansion, with a ballot initiative that proposes to finance the program with a tax on tobacco products.


Matthew Stone
November 7, 20181:36 am

In Bangor, voters have returned incumbents David Nealley and Sarah Nichols to the city council. Voters also narrowly chose newcomer Gretchen Schaefer over John Cashwell.

On the school committee, voters chose Warren Caruso and John Hiatt.


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November 6, 201811:58 pm


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201811:57 pm

Chellie Pingree claims a sixth term in Maine’s 1st District. Read the full story here.


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Matthew Stone
November 6, 201811:40 pm

Jared Golden is addressing supporters in Lewiston. Watch here.


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November 6, 201811:27 pm

Watch: Aura in Portland, where the campaigns of Democrats Janet Mills (for governor) and Chellie Pingree (for House) are holding election night events. See the video here. 


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November 6, 201811:26 pm

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Matthew Stone
November 6, 201811:07 pm

In Auburn, a narrow win for Democrat Janet Mills in the gubernatorial race and a more comfortable margin for Democrat Jared Golden. Check out of the rest of Auburn’s results from the BDN.


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November 6, 201811:00 pm


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201810:59 pm

Waterville’s results are in. You can find them all here.


Natalie Williams
November 6, 201810:58 pm

Voters in Waterville, where outgoing two-term Gov. Paul LePage once served as mayor, talk to the BDN’s Nick Sambides Jr. in these election night Facebook Live videos about the Republican’s legacy and who they hope is elected Tuesday to replace him.

Voters talk about Paul LePage’s legacy, who they want to replace him


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November 6, 201810:58 pm


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201810:58 pm

Orono’s results are in. You can find them all here.


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November 6, 201810:54 pm


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201810:54 pm

South Portland’s results are in. You can find them all here.


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November 6, 201810:52 pm

Brunswick’s results are in. You can find them all here.


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201810:49 pm

Joey Amiel, 19, (center) an intern for the Golden campaign, watches national results coming in with his fellow interns on Tuesday night at the Franco Center in Lewiston. [Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN]
Follow all CD2 results coverage here.


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Matthew Stone
November 6, 201810:42 pm

Add New Mexico to the column of gubernatorial seats to flip from red to blue. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham has defeated Republican Steve Pearce.


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November 6, 201810:41 pm


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November 6, 201810:38 pm



Ashlyn Dore, a student at the University of Maine, at the Dysart’s in Bangor at the Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s campaign party Tuesday night. “I really like the direction he’s heading,” Dore, 19, said of Poliquin after she voted in her first election. [Gabor Degre | BDN staff]

Follow all CD2 results coverage here.


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November 6, 201810:38 pm


Matthew Stone
November 6, 201810:37 pm

Already, a handful of gubernatorial seats held by Republicans have gone Democrats’ way tonight. Democrat Janet Mills is hoping to put Maine in that column, too.

In Michigan, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has defeated Republican Bill Schuette, that state’s attorney general. In Illinois, Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker has ousted incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. And in Kansas, Democrat Laura Kelly has topped that state’s Republican secretary of state, Kris Kobach.


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November 6, 201810:32 pm


As of 10:30 p.m., here’s what the Maine gubernatorial race looks like so far. 123 of 582 precincts reporting.


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Matthew Stone
November 6, 201810:19 pm

Democrats Janet Mills and Jared Golden win in Lewiston, Maine’s second largest city. See full Lewiston results.


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November 6, 201810:15 pm

“I think it was a close enough race that it was a message to say hey, people are really thinking about what’s going on. I think all three of us gave it our best shot.”

Salmon farm foes all lose council races in Belfast


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Denise Breed watches national results come in on a television at Jared Golden’s election night party at the Franco Center in Lewiston. Breed’s son is Golden’s campaign manager and she and her husband Jeff are supporting the campaign. [Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN staff]


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Matthew Stone
November 6, 20189:32 pm

The election warden in Bangor just told the BDN’s Charles Eichacker that results might not be available until after midnight following long lines and problems with tabulating machines.


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 20189:31 pm

Local results from throughout the state are coming in. Follow the latest returns on our elections homepage: https://bangordailynews.com/maine-elections/


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November 6, 20189:26 pm


Natalie Williams
November 6, 20189:15 pm

Maine’s secretary of state said he’s hearing reports of strong and steady turnout this Election Day even as rain threatens to dampen voters’ enthusiasm at the polls. Mainers were already on track to break records for absentee voting in a gubernatorial election year with more than 140,000 voters returning their absentee ballots before Thursday’s deadline to request them. And it’s not just the hotly contested governor’s race that’s bringing them out.

Trump, governor’s race among drivers of strong voter turnout in Maine


Christopher Burns
November 6, 20189:14 pm

Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wins re-election to U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press.


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November 6, 20189:08 pm


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November 6, 20189:06 pm

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said Tuesday afternoon that a number of precincts around the state, including in Bangor, have experienced “unanticipated” problems with tabulating machines — “more so than we’ve had before,” the secretary of state said.

“It hasn’t affected people’s ability to vote,” Dunlap said during an afternoon visit to the Cross Insurance Center, Bangor’s polling place. “It’s a matter of getting things processed.”

In Bangor, election officials started allowing voters to deposit ballots in bins instead, so they could tabulate the ballots later.

The machine malfunctions will “probably” delay the release of unofficial results, Dunlap said.


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November 6, 20188:29 pm

Election night food of champions — pizza.


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November 6, 20188:03 pm

Polls are closed. Stay with the Bangor Daily News throughout the night for the latest results.

https://bangordailynews.com/maine-elections/


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November 6, 20187:49 pm

The polls are packed at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.


Matthew Stone
November 6, 20187:45 pm

From the BDN’s Eesha Pendharkar:

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap acknowledged reports of a person standing outside a polling station in Farmington on Tuesday, discouraging students from the University of Maine at Farmington from voting.

A number of reports on social media mentioned a man standing outside a polling station, describing consequences if students cast their votes in Farmington.

Dunlap said that the man was not doing anything illegal, when asked about the incident during a Tuesday afternoon stop at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

“What’s happening in Farmington is not voter suppression, it’s someone exercising their right to free speech,” he said.

There have been isolated incidents in past elections of efforts to discourage Maine college students from casting ballots in the communities where their campuses are located. In 2016, for example, flyers left on the campus of Bates College told students that, in order to vote in Lewiston, they had to change their driver’s licenses to Lewiston and re-register their vehicles in the city.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, there is no connection between motor vehicle law and election law.

“By declaring Maine as your voting residence, you may also be treated as a resident of Maine for income tax purposes and be subject to Maine income tax,” reads a fact sheet on the Secretary of State’s website.

But the Secretary of State’s office notes that those residency requirements “were not crafted with the intent to pose as barriers that must be overcome before a citizen can exercise the right to vote.”

This post started as a tip from ProPublica’s Electionland project, which monitors voting problems around the country.


Christopher Burns
November 6, 20187:33 pm

You still have time to vote. As long as you are in line before 8 p.m., you’ll be able to cast a ballot.


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November 6, 20187:20 pm


Seth Koenig
November 6, 20187:09 pm


Natalie Williams
November 6, 20187:06 pm

Polling places around Maine featured long lines, wet rain, colorful signs and candidates for office hoping to sway just a few more voters on Election Day. 

Lines, signs and candidates: Images from around Maine on Election Day


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November 6, 20187:01 pm

Susan Dauchand exits a voting booth after making her selections in the midterm election, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Mechanic Falls. [Robert F. Bukaty | AP]


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November 6, 20185:41 pm

Bangor resident Ann Verrill appreciated having the option of ranked-choice voting. “I like being able to make two choices. In case my first doesn’t make it, hopefully the second one will.”

How Maine is handling its first general election with ranked-choice voting


Natalie Williams
November 6, 20185:39 pm

People run to their vehicles in the pouring rain after voting at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Tuesday afternoon. [Gabor Degre | BDN]


Natalie Williams
November 6, 20185:34 pm

People wait in long lines at the Cross Center in Bangor to turn in their ballots Thursday afternoon. [Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN]


Natalie Williams
November 6, 20185:13 pm

Based on what Mainers are saying at the polls, voters were motivated by concerns about health care and the direction the United States has taken under Republican President Donald Trump.

Here is a random sampling of what voters said Tuesday at the polls:

What Mainers are saying at the polls as they pick LePage’s successor


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November 6, 20184:44 pm


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November 6, 20184:40 pm

Steve Collins, 81, a retired engineer from Bridgton, said he is terribly worried about the direction the country has been taking.  [Lori Valigra | BDN]


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November 6, 20184:12 pm

Elizabeth Wenthe, 77, a clergyperson from Bridgton, voted for Janet Mills for governor, saying Mills is right for the people and doesn’t aggrandize herself because she has already made a name for herself. [Lori Valigra | BDN]


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November 6, 20184:10 pm


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November 6, 20184:05 pm

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Lewiston, Maine’s second largest city, Tuesday. [Robert F. Bukaty | AP]

Lewiston is represented by House Districts 58, 59, 60 and 61: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/25/politics/heres-where-the-maine-house-of-representatives-candidates-stand-on-key-issues/#District58

And Senate District 21: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/25/politics/where-the-maine-senate-candidates-stand-on-the-economy-health-care-and-more/#District21


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November 6, 20184:03 pm

Town Clerk Laurie Chadbourne said Bridgton has 4,404 registered voters. Of them, 1,208 are Democrat, 1,523 are unenrolled (independent), 265 are Green Party, 1,388 are Republican and 19 are Libertarian. Chadbourne, inside a packed Old Town Hall in town in western Cumberland County, said more people have voted on Nov. 6 than in the 2016 presidential election. [Lori Valigra | BDN]


Natalie Williams
November 6, 20183:59 pm

Bill Vincent, 61, a tile contractor from Bridgton, said he’s sick of people criticizing President Trump but is enjoying the benefits of what the president has done. Vincent said his income has tripled in the past three years. [Lori Valigra | BDN]


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November 6, 20183:58 pm


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Natalie Williams
November 6, 20183:28 pm

Deborah St. Cyr (left), 47, a self-employed chimney sweep in Bridgton, and her mother, Madeline Parke, 70, a retired house cleaner, also of Bridgton. Both women voted for Shawn Moody for governor because of his support for small businesses. [Lori Valigra | BDN]


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November 6, 20182:44 pm

The BDN will monitor and investigate reports of problems casting ballots or irregularities at the polls along with more than 70 news organizations across the country participating in Electionland, an initiative from the news nonprofit ProPublica.

Help the BDN monitor, report voting problems this election season


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November 6, 20181:48 pm

You asked. We answered. 

Here are answers to the questions you asked us about the 2018 election


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November 6, 20181:46 pm


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November 6, 20181:27 pm

Voters fill out their ballots in Gorham Tuesday. [Troy R. Bennett | BDN]

Gorham is represented by House Districts 26 and 27: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/25/politics/heres-where-the-maine-house-of-representatives-candidates-stand-on-key-issues/#District26

And Senate District 30: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/25/politics/where-the-maine-senate-candidates-stand-on-the-economy-health-care-and-more/#District30


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November 6, 201812:59 pm

Voters wait in line in the gymnasium at Brunswick Junior High School to receive their ballots for the mid-term election Tuesday. [Robert F. Bukaty | AP]
Brunswick is represented by House Districts 49, 50 and 51: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/25/politics/heres-where-the-maine-house-of-representatives-candidates-stand-on-key-issues/#District49

And Senate District 24: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/25/politics/where-the-maine-senate-candidates-stand-on-the-economy-health-care-and-more/#District24


Natalie Williams
November 6, 201812:18 pm

Where the Maine Senate candidates stand on the economy, health care and more:

Where the Maine Senate candidates stand on the economy, health care and more

(Follow the link and click on your Senate district number for your candidates’ answers.)


Natalie Williams
November 6, 201812:18 pm

Here’s where the Maine House of Representatives candidates stand on key issues:

Here’s where the Maine House of Representatives candidates stand on key issues

(Follow the link and click on your House district number for your candidates’ answers.)


Seth Koenig
November 6, 201812:16 pm

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, shows up at the polls in Brunswick to vote Tuesday morning with his daughter, Molly Herman. King is facing challenges by Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein. [Robert F. Bukaty | AP]

Read more on the race here: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/09/politics/angus-king-quietly-tries-to-fend-off-challenges-from-opposite-ends-of-political-spectrum/


Natalie Williams
November 6, 201812:09 pm

Need a lift to the polls? Bus services in Bangor and Portland have you covered. 

All Community Connector routes in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Veazie, Orono and Old Town will be free today.

Officials say all METRO routes — including METRO BREEZ express service between Portland, Yarmouth, Freeport, and Brunswick; METRO’s newest Husky Line service to Gorham; and Route 3 Crosstown service — will be free to ride throughout the day for all METRO passengers.


Seth Koenig
November 6, 201812:08 pm

Not all of the voting is taking place at the polls today. Many towns have reported very high numbers of absentee and early votes.

From The York Weekly

As of Wednesday, Eliot Town Clerk Wendy Rawski said 1,185 of the town’s 5,992 registered voters requested absentee ballots, compared to a total 590 in 2014.

In York, 4,510 absentee ballots were issued by the end of the day Nov. 1, according to Town Clerk Mary-Anne Szeniawski. York has 11,731 registered voters. Szeniawski said York has seen 162 new voter registrations in the last 30 days, and she expects more to register on Election Day itself.


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Republican candidate for governor, Shawn Moody casts his ballot under the watchful eye of poll worker Thomas Hodgkins at Gorham Middle School on Tuesday. [Troy R. Bennett | BDN]


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201811:46 am

Sacha Kiesman, 21, of Portland, stood in line to vote at East End School just before 11 a.m. “Voting is resistance,” said Kiesman, who is vice-president of the group Huskies for Reproductive Health at the University of Southern Maine, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood. “Voting day is our Super Bowl.”

Kiesman said her priority on Tuesday was to elect candidates that would keep Planned Parenthood funded.

“Janet Mills is very trusted by Planned Parenthood,: she said. “If she wins, we can feel a lot more secure in our healthcare coverage.”

Kiesman said she would “just vote down the ballot for Democrats,” but would cast her ballot for U.S. Senate for Angus King because “He has a lot of power in DC and he supports planned Parenthood.”


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November 6, 201811:43 am

If you haven’t been following this election cycle’s caravan of candidates or still don’t quite know what is being asked in the state’s four bond questions, don’t be embarrassed. Below is a quick rundown of important details you can use to plan ahead or tab to read while you stand in line at the polls on Tuesday.


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201811:42 am

Voters in Brewer, seen here at the Brewer Auditorium polling station, experienced a nearly hour-long wait in line in order to vote on Tuesday morning. [Emily Burnham | BDN]


Lindsay Putnam
November 6, 201811:42 am

Good morning, and happy Election Day. We’re hearing that some polling places are experiencing longer than usual lines, with some locations taking over an hour. Remember to set aside the time today to vote if you haven’t already. 


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