Politics

December 17, 2012

Maine's Electoral College members vote for Obama, Biden

Electors of all 50 states convened Monday to cast their ballots. Obama won the popular vote by nearly five million votes.

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AUGUSTA — Maine's four Electoral College members have cast their ballots for Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, formalizing the outcome of the presidential election in Maine.

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Maine Electoral College President Craig Hickman, left, a Democratic state representative from Winthrop, along with fellow Electoral College members Marianne Stevens, of Kingfield, Jill Duson, of Portland, and Diane Denk, of Kennebunk, cast four votes for Barack Obama as U.S. president and Joe Biden as vice president on Monday, in the House chamber of the State House in Augusta.

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Maine Electoral College Secretary Roy Gedat, left, holds the ballot box to collect Maine Electoral College President Craig Hickman's vote on Monday, in the House chamber of the State House in Augusta. Hickman, a Democratic state representative from Winthrop, along with fellow Electoral College members Diane Denk, of Kennebunk, Marianne Stevens, of Kingfield, and Jill Duson, of Portland, cast four votes for Barack Obama as U.S. president and Joe Biden as vice president.

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Secretary of State Charlie Summers convened the hour-long ceremony Monday in the Maine House of Representatives Chamber. The tally was as expected.

This year's Presidential Electors in Maine were Diane Denk of Kennebunk representing that 1st Congressional District, Marianne Stevens of Kingfield representing the 2nd District, and at-large electors Craig Hickman of Winthrop and Jill Duson of Portland.

Electors of all 50 states and the District of Columbia convened Monday to cast their ballots. A majority of the 538 electoral votes was required to become president.

Across the country, Obama captured 332 electoral votes compared to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 206 electoral votes.

Obama won the popular vote by nearly five million votes.

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In this Nov. 6 file photo, President Barack Obama, joined by his wife Michelle, Vice President Joe Biden and his spouse Jill acknowledge applause after Obama delivered his victory speech on Election Night.

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