The Green Papers: Maine 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 14 July 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 16 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Friday 26 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - non-Presidential Independent.
Tuesday 14 July 2020 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.
Monday 3 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2010 Census:1,333,074 (0.43% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Augusta
 

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Maine State and Local Government

Maine 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


13 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Janet T. Mills has postponed the statewide primaries from 9 June to 14 July. The petition deadline for non-Presidential Independent candidates was changed to 26 June.

Maine has 4 qualified parties: Democratic, Green Independent, Libertarian, and Republican. Unopposed candidate do not appear on the primary ballot.

Maine's Elections use ranked-choice voting.


2020 Schedule of Federal/State Elections and Candidate listing from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

14 July 2020 Primary results from a media source.

22 September 2020: The Maine Supreme Court rules that the General Election for President will use ranked choice voting. Jones v Dunlap, CUM-20-227.

3 November 2020 results from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 4 (The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in each of the 2 Congressional Districts receives that district's elector.), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (5, 7 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 435,072 52.53% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Republican 360,737 43.55% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(1 Electoral Vote)
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Libertarian 14,152 1.71% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Scattering 8,844 1.07% BLANK
  Candidate Green 8,230 0.99% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Alliance Party 1,183 0.14% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,220,189; Dsb $14,208,041
  Candidate Scattering 87 0.01% Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     President R19 Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
Declared as President R. Boddie

FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian D. Wallace
FEC P00012039; 23 Nov 20; Tot $157,733; Dsb $155,506
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in     M.D. Mitchell
for Vice President: Margaret Mary Bayliss
Dingo Party
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Kasey J. Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells

The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes in each Congressional District receives that district's elector.

  Biden Trump Jorgensen BLANK Hawkins De La Fuente Others
District 1 266,376 164,045 7,343 4,869 4,654 649 45
District 2 168,696 196,692 6,809 3,975 3,576 534 42
Statewide 435,072 360,737 14,152 8,844 8,230 1,183 87

Source: STATE OF MAINE - Certificate of Ascertainment of Electors.


FEC P00007864; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,625; Dsb $10,578
Total 828,305 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Independent Senator  Angus Stanley King, Jr.
First elected: 2012 as an Independent (announced that he will caucus with the Democrats 14 November 2012 and again on 5 November 2014); re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Independent     Senator  Angus Stanley King, Jr.
FEC S2ME00109
 
18 January 2019: Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr. announced that he has prostate cancer and the prognosis is good.

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Susan Margaret Collins
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 417,645 50.42% Senator  Susan Margaret Collins
FEC S6ME00159; 23 Nov 20; Tot $27,735,622; Dsb $29,032,985
  Candidate Democratic 347,223 41.92% state Representative  Sara I. Gideon
FEC S0ME00111; 23 Nov 20; Tot $75,614,190; Dsb $60,804,104
  Candidate Independent; (Green Independent) 40,579 4.90% Lisa Jill Savage
24 February 2020: Insufficient petition signatures for Green Independent ballot access. Running as an Independent.

FEC S0ME00137; 23 Nov 20; Tot $208,800; Dsb $194,238
  Candidate Independent 13,508 1.63% Max Patrick Linn
FEC S8ME00163; 23 Nov 20; Tot $544,444; Dsb $529,556
  Candidate Scattering 9,122 1.10% BLANK
  Candidate Scattering 228 0.03% Others
  Candidate Write-in     Tiffany L. Bond
Moderate MaineRaising Independent

FEC S0ME00160
  Candidate Write-in     Ian Kenton Engelman
Facts Matter
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Douglas E. "Doug" Fogg
Total 828,305 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Janet T. Mills
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     former Governor Paul LePage
First elected Governor: 2010; re-elected: 2014. At term limit in 2018.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Chellie M. Pingree
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 4 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 271,004 60.49% Member of Congress  Chellie M. Pingree
FEC H8ME01120; 23 Nov 20; Tot $493,724; Dsb $264,009
  Candidate Republican 165,008 36.83% Jay Thomas Allen
FEC H0ME01119; 23 Nov 20; Tot $79,585; Dsb $69,853
  Candidate Scattering 11,954 2.67% BLANK
  Candidate Scattering 15 0.00% Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Nancy C. Farrand
  Candidate Write-in     Ian Arthur Leavitt
Total 447,981 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jared F. Golden
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 4 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 197,974 52.05% Member of Congress  Jared F. Golden
FEC H8ME02185; 23 Nov 20; Tot $5,362,239; Dsb $5,276,941
  Candidate Republican 175,228 46.07% former state Representative Dale John Crafts
FEC H0ME02083; 31 Dec 20; Tot $1,283,275; Dsb $1,279,587
  Candidate Scattering 7,089 1.86% BLANK
  Candidate Scattering 33 0.01% Others
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Daniel J. Fowler
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Timothy Adam Hernandez
Total 380,324 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green Independent (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 8 candidates
  Write-in: 12 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of Maine
Election Authority
  Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maine House of Representatives
  Maine Revised Statutes
  Maine State Legislature
Democratic
  Maine Democratic Party
  Maine Senate Democrats
Republican
  Maine Republican Party
Third Party
  Christian Liberty Party of Maine (February 2012: no longer active)
  Justice Party of Maine
  Libertarian Party of Maine
  Maine Green Independent Party
  Maine Greens (Green Independent)
  Maine Right to Life Committee
  The Unity Party of Maine
Media & others
  Bangor Daily News
  Journal Tribune - York County - Biddeford - Sanford
  Kennebec Journal
  Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  Maine Today
  Politics1.com - Maine
  State & Capitol - Gardiner
  Sun Journal - Lewiston
  The Cape Courier - Cape Elizabeth
  The Ellsworth American
  The Lincoln County News
  The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick
  WABI TV - CBS - Bangor
  WAGM TV - CBS - Prewsque Isle
  WCSH TV - NBC - Portland
  WGME TV - CBS - Portland
  WLBZ NBC - Bangor
  WMTW TV - ABC - Auburn
  WVII TV - ABC / WFVX TV - Fox - Bangor

 


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