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Maine Election 2019: Get the latest results throughout the state

Stay with the BDN for the latest election results from throughout the state.

Find all 2019 Maine election results here.


Christopher Burns
November 5, 201911:42 pm

Nationally, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns to become Mississippi’s next governor.

Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/national-politics/republican-lt-gov-reeves-wins-mississippi-governors-race/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 201911:24 pm

Incumbent City Councilor Ed Glaser, 68, and council newcomer Nate Davis, 39, beat out two other candidates to fill vacancies on the Rockland City Council.
Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/news/midcoast/rockland-voters-re-elect-incumbent-and-add-newcomer-to-council/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 201911:23 pm

Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Donald Trump on Tuesday and took full control of the Statehouse for the first time in more than two decades.
Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/national-politics/virginia-democrats-flip-senate/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 201911:10 pm


Christopher Burns
November 5, 201910:44 pm

With 446 of 582 precincts reporting, both statewide questions on the ballot are heading to passage with comfortable margins — Question 1, 76.5 percent; and Question 2, 75.9 percent.


Christopher Burns
November 5, 201910:31 pm

In Westbrook’s Battle of the Mikes, Foley came out in top in the race for mayor with 1,156 votes, beating three contenders.

Democrats caucused to nominate City Councilor Foley, but incumbent Mike Sanphy and 2016 runner-up Michael Shaughnessy, both Democrats, ran against Foley and Republican Phil Spiller. Sanphy and Spiller have praised each other while Foley, Spiller and their allies have squared off with one another.
Read more about Westbrook’s race here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/politics/you-may-not-have-heard-of-these-5-local-elections-heres-why-mainers-should-care-about-them/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 201910:25 pm

In a race charged with discord between an incumbent and an insurgent city councilor, a third candidate — Kate Snyder — looked to be the last one standing in Portland’s mayoral election on Tuesday, unseating Mayor Ethan Strimling in Maine’s largest city.
Read more:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/news/portland/kate-snyder-on-track-to-unseat-ethan-strimling-in-portland-mayoral-race/


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November 5, 201910:13 pm


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November 5, 201910:01 pm


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November 5, 201910:01 pm

https://twitter.com/n_a_schroeder/status/1191912793928327168


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November 5, 201910:00 pm


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November 5, 20199:59 pm


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November 5, 20199:59 pm


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:51 pm

Camden will establish a procedure for obtaining licenses to operate recreational marijuana-cultivation businesses after voters approved a referendum here tonight by a vote of 694 to 217.
Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/news/midcoast/camden-voters-ok-licensing-process-for-marijuana-business/


Matthew Stone
November 5, 20199:47 pm

Bar Harbor voters have said yes to formally allowing residents to rent out rooms in their homes. The vote was 628-175.

Residents of this tourist mecca have been renting out rooms to people on vacation for years, even though the practice technically has been banned by local ordinances. Tuesday’s vote allows rentals for between five and 30 days at a time.

It is just one way the town hopes to get a handle on the practice of renting out rooms and houses to people on vacation, which officials say is a significant factor in a housing affordability crisis marked by lack of employee housing and the demand for vacation rentals


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:45 pm

Bangor voters have returned an incumbent to the City Council and chosen three newcomers, including an immigrant from Nigeria.
Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/news/bangor/bangor-chooses-incumbent-and-3-newcomers-for-city-council/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:44 pm

Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:43 pm

Meanwhile, Kentucky’s Republican governor is facing a tight re-election test. Unofficial results show Democratic challenger Andy Beshear leading by 7,397 votes in the three-way contest.

Read more here:

http://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/national-politics/kentuckys-republican-governor-is-fighting-for-his-political-life-in-tight-race/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:33 pm

The winners of Tuesday’s election, Marwa Hassanien and incumbent Carin Sychterz, will each serve three-year terms on Bangor’s School Committee, which has seven members.
Read here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/news/bangor/sychterz-and-hassanien-elected-to-bangor-school-committee/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:32 pm

Former Lewiston City Council President Mark Cayer beat out two competitors to win the city’s mayoral race Tuesday night, becoming the first Democrat-backed candidate to win the seat in Maine’s second-largest city for the first time in 10 years.
Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/politics/mark-cayer-beats-two-competitors-to-win-lewiston-mayoral-race/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:32 pm

Bangor voters have approved a proposal to raise up to $6 million for an extensive renovation of City Hall, with about 60 percent of voters backing the rehab.
Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/news/bangor/bangor-voters-approve-6-million-renovation-of-city-hall/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20199:30 pm

Safiya Khalid, 23, received 69.9 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. She is the first Somali American to win a seat on Lewiston’s City Council.

Read more here:


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November 5, 20199:18 pm


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November 5, 20199:06 pm


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November 5, 20198:46 pm


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20198:42 pm

Read Troy R. Bennett’s profile of Safiya Khalid, who was elected Tuesday to the Lewiston City Council. She is the first Somali American to sit on the council.

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/10/02/mainefocus/meet-the-woman-who-wants-to-be-the-first-somali-american-on-lewistons-city-council/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20198:41 pm


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20198:36 pm

With 61 of 582 precincts reporting, about 72 percent of voters are backing the bond question. 


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20198:27 pm

Meanwhile, one of the races to watch nationally is in New York City, where voters will decide whether to switch to ranked-choice voting. That comes three years after Maine voters opted to make the switch for statewide races and a year after Maine completed its first ranked-choice race in the 2nd District.

Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/03/national-politics/nyc-voters-will-decide-tuesday-whether-to-switch-to-ranked-choice-voting/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20198:23 pm

Voter turnout was low, as expected. Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap forecasts a 25 percent turnout this year.

Read more here:

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/05/politics/turnout-low-in-maines-biggest-cities-in-tuesday-election/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20198:06 pm

The results are in from Glenwood Plantation up in Aroostook County. No votes were cast.


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20198:01 pm

The polls are closed in Maine.


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:52 pm

Less than 10 minutes until the polls close.


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:44 pm

Incumbent Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling arrives at his polling station astride his trademark scooter at lunchtime on Tuesday. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:39 pm

I smell a Pulitzer. Pass the red pepper flakes


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:37 pm

Could Slugger the Sea Dog be a dark horse candidate in this year’s mayoral contest in Portland? Stay tuned.


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:35 pm

Portland’s mayoral candidates took a spin around town in a motorcycle sidecar with BDN photojournalist Troy R. Bennett last month. Read his story and watch the video here. 

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/10/17/news/portland/portlands-mayoral-candidates-answer-questions-riding-around-in-a-motorcycle-sidecar/


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:31 pm


Portland mayoral candidate Spencer Thibodeau greets a voter at the First Baptist Church polling station in Portland on Tuesday. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett


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November 5, 20197:17 pm


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November 5, 20197:17 pm


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:16 pm

Polls close in about 44 minutes. Time to cast those ballots if you have them.


Christopher Burns
November 5, 20197:15 pm

Welcome to the BDN’s election 2019 live blog. We’ll bring you the latest updates and results from this year’s races from across the state.



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