Elections

 
Hillary Clinton pauses as she addresses her staff and supporters about the results of presidential election at a hotel in Manhattan, New York, Nov. 9, 2016.

Hillary Clinton blames FBI Director Comey for her defeat in call with donors

By Luciana Lopez and Ginger Gibson, Reuters on Nov. 13, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
A memo drafted by Clinton’s team looked at the changing opinion polls leading up to the election and concluded that the Comey’s announcement to reopen an earlier investigation into her use of a private email server proved to be a turning point.
Campaign signs bearing hearts in the traffic island at the intersection of Academy Hill Road, Main Street and Mills Road in Newcastle, Nov. 10, 2016.

Messages of love replace campaign signs in Maine town

By J.W. Oliver on Nov. 13, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
“My guess is somebody was really wanting to make a statement about moving forward, finding a way beyond the hate and the attacks,” Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Somerville, said.

Voters in York County towns demand end to water fluoridation

By Donna Buttarazzi, York County Coast Star on Nov. 11, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Customers of the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District voted Tuesday to stop adding fluoride to the public water supply.
Question 3 on the November ballot would have expand gun background checks in Maine had it passed.

Most Mainers who die by gun turned one on themselves

By Jackie Farwell on Nov. 11, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Much debate on Maine’s Question 3 — expanding firearm background checks — centered on how to keep firearms from people who wish to harm others. Yet the issue has another, less discussed side: people who want to harm themselves.

Trump meets with Obama, congressional leaders in DC

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Reuters on Nov. 10, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met on Thursday for the first time, setting aside the deep rancor that dominated the long campaign season to discuss the transition to the Republican’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
LGBT members of local Unitarian Universalist churches, including these participating in a vigil in Bangor on Wednesday night, fear that a Trump presidency will curtail their legal rights and social acceptance.

Fearful of backlash against LGBT from Trump win, Unitarians find comfort in vigils, prayer

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 10, 2016, at 4:21 p.m.
Donald Trump’s stunning ascension to the presidency has local Unitarian Universalist church members praying that he won’t curtail the social and legal acceptance that gay and transgendered citizens say they have earned through decades of perseverance.
People vote at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Tuesday morning.

After nasty electoral fight, here’s what Maine voters had to say

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 10, 2016, at 7:51 a.m.
Before the results came in, the BDN talked with voters at polling stations across Maine to get their reactions to the state of the election.
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump greets supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, on Wednesday.

Donald Trump elected president of the United States

By The Washington Post on Nov. 09, 2016, at 7:03 p.m.
“We have to get together. To all Republicans, Democrats and independents across the nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”

Belichick says letter to Trump ‘not politically motivated’

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 09, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the letter he wrote to President-elect Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday’s election, saying it was “not politically motivated.”
Senate President Mike Thibodeau

Maine Senate majority stays with Republicans as Democrats retain House control

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 09, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
Republicans appear to have gain seats in the House of Representatives, but that picture was not yet clear Wednesday morning.
A supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton watches and waits at her election night rally in New York, Nov. 8, 2016.

Highest glass ceiling remains intact after Clinton’s stunning loss

By Sharon Bernstein, Reuters on Nov. 09, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Rather than witness the shattering of the ultimate glass ceiling, women across America watched an historic breakthrough slip away as Clinton failed to become the first woman elected president of the United States.
Supporters celebrate as returns come in for Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump during an election night rally in Manhattan, New York, Nov. 8, 2016.

At under $5 each, Trump’s votes came cheap

By Ginger Gibson and Grant Smith, Reuters on Nov. 09, 2016, at 7:12 a.m.
Donald Trump pulled off one of the biggest upsets in American political history when he toppled Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday — and he did it using far less cash than his rival.
Hunting rifles and home defense weapons are offered for sale at the Bangor Gun Show at the Bangor Auditorium. in this September 2009 file photo.

Maine rejects expanded gun background checks in rebuke to Bloomberg

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 3:10 a.m.
The campaign was always up against elements of Maine’s culture.
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Nick Murray pins a sign to a wall at the Yes on 1 election night headquarters in Portland on Tuesday night.

Maine voters narrowly endorse legal marijuana, but opponents weigh recount

By Darren Fishell and Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 3:04 a.m.
Maine will join Massachusetts in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, becoming one of two first eastern states in the country to open its doors to the multimillion-dollar industry.

Incumbent, two former members win Bangor City Council seats

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:37 a.m.
An incumbent and two former members won City Council seats in unofficial election results released early Wednesday.
Donald Trump supporters bond over the candidate taking another swing state at an election results party hosted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin after midnight Wednesday at Dysart's in Bangor.

Clinton wins Maine, but Trump takes one electoral vote

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:10 a.m.
Donald Trump is in line to snare one of the state’s four Electoral College votes, splitting Maine’s apportionment for the first time in history and fueling his push toward an upset victory.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin celebrates after declaring victory over Emily Cain in the 2nd Congressional District after midnight Wednesday at Dysart's in Bangor.

Poliquin wins re-election over Cain in Maine’s 2nd District

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 12:44 a.m.
Cementing his place in Maine’s political upper echelon, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won his first re-election in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday over Democrat Emily Cain.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree smiles from the stage in Portland in this November 2014 file photo.

Pingree breezes to re-election in Maine’s 1st District

By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree scored an easy re-election in Maine’s 1st Congressional District, after opening a wide lead over Republican challenger Mark Holbrook in early returns, according to unofficial results.

Clinton wins first batch of actual results of the 2016 election

By Fred Barbash, Washington Post on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:06 a.m.
Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, got a single write-in vote in the country’s “First in the Nation” balloting.

The good and very bad reasons for long lines on Election Day

By Derek Willis, ProPublica on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:26 a.m.
Researchers who study the issue broadly place long lines in two categories: a sign of problems at polling places or a sign of voter enthusiasm. Both can apply.