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

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Posted November 3, 2009 at 1:54pm ETC by Andy Towle
in gay marriage, Maine, News