In the end, said caucus Chairman Franklin Bouchard, there were 55 Democrats for Obama and 54 for Clinton. The vote means each camp will send seven delegates to the Maine Democratic Party convention in May.
- Obama wins Cape Elizabeth by a large margin.
- Hillary wins Turner (Results (including 8 absentees) were: Clinton 62; Obama 55; Edwards 1; Undecided 2) and Wells (Clinton: 151, Obama: 122, Kucinich: 4,Undecided: 4)
- Obama wins Houlton and Rockport
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It doesn't look like this in Maine today, but the picture is so pretty I'm using it anyway. There's heavy snow in Maine but it's not expected to deter turnout.
The Washington Post reports that older women will be key for Hillary in Maine.
The delegate count is small, the state has 24 pledged delegates and 10 superdelegates, who can support the candidate they prefer and make the decision at any time.
As to who is eligible to vote in the Maine caucuses:
Caucuses are held by each municipal Democratic committee. Any enrolled Democrat within a municipality can attend the municipal caucus. New voters and unenrolled voters can also attend by registering as Democrats at the caucus. Voters registered as Greens or Republicans must change their registration by Jan. 26, 2008 to participate in this year's Democratic Caucus. Young voters who will be 18 by Election Day, November 4, 2008 can participate in the caucus.
I'll start another thread on Maine when the results and exit polls are in.
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