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Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected in Maine

Originally, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap had projected 35%. Now, Ben Smith at Politico reports:

Maine_small "Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap told me just now that turnout there is far exceeding his projections -- news that would be good news for backers of same-sex marriage. 'We're seeing heavy and very steady turnout,' he said, attributing the surprise to the contested vote on a 'people's veto' of a same-sex marriage law driving Mainers to the polls. The city of Bangor -- Maine's third largest, and likely to tilt against repeal -- is projecting turnout over 50%, he said, and local analysts have said that higher turnout would likely favor the marriage law."

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  1. Go Maine! Set a good example for New York!

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 3, 2009 3:14:10 PM


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