With Maine's multi-day caucus and the GOP unbinding delegates to support a candidate until the State convention in May, it would seem the delegate results are difficult to know, but caucus attendees reported to the website www.ronpaulforums.com, that Ron Paul is leading! Since Ron Paul supporters are liberty oriented, they never go back to status quo establishment thinking and always advocate the message. While the other CFR candidates supporters have time to be converted, Maine is looking like sure win. Maine is an important state because it is winner take all.
Just like Nevada, the media is reporting Romney won, but the reports are based on straw poll results and not the delegates. The MSM has not and will not give Ron Paul any fair coverage, so it's important to remember a strategy that depends on favorable MSM coverage is a strategy that will fail. The solution is to bypass the media.
The three largest cities that cast the most delegates are Portland, Lewiston/Auburn and Bangor. Portland's caucus lasted 6 hours partly due to a paid Romney staffer yelling as people cast their ballots. The Romney staffer also circulated a list of 23 names that favored Ron Paul, but totalled 65 names instead of the 59 in attendance. Nearly a dozen ballots were thrown out when this was discovered, but eventually, they voted for delegates by their number on the ballot and agreed that any ballot with more than 59 names on it would be invalid. Although dirty tricks ensued, Ron Paul still prevailed with 30 of 59 delegates.
Portland - 30/59
Bangor - 12/43
Augusta City - 13/20?
Scarborouguh - 1/20. The only 17 year old delegate was a RP supporter from a 60+ year old crowd.
Belfast - 6/13. One will be swayed at the State convention.
Lincoln - 8/11
Lee - 5/6
Bucksport - 5/8. The Bucksport GOP Chair is a Ron Paul Supporter.
Albion - 4/7
Sidney - 3/11
Liberty - 2/5
Waldo - 2/4
Washburn - 2/3
Stockton Springs - 2/3
Denmark - 1/2
Northport - 1/2. The other will be converted.
Waterville - won, no numbers yet
Winslo - won, no numbers yet
Thompson Island - unknown
Orono - unknown
Kennebec County towns are rumored to do well.
One member on www.ronpaulforums.com, "RufusTDoofus", reports "I knew that I would most likely become a delegate simply by showing up. My wife and I were the only two people from our town to show up and by default we became the Chairperson and Secretary for our town. We're both delegates now. Our town can send up to 7 delegates to the State convention. My wife and I will be recruiting five other people to fill those open spots."
At the precinct chaired by "Gagonstudio", only 3 of 5 people showed up. 2 were RP supporters. As chairperson, he can appoint two more delegates if he moves quickly to counter the Maine GOP filling the slots.