Expanding the map: Can Romney pick up an electoral vote in Maine?

Maine is one of two states that allocates some of its electoral votes by congressional district. (Nebraska is the other.)

Polls indicate that Romney will lose Maine as a whole, but the state’s second congressional district has a significant GOP presence. Whoever wins that district gets one electoral vote.

If liberal-leaning PPP says Obama is up by only 5 points, the district is possibly in play.

Pro-Romney ads have been running there:

You never know; it could matter.

  • Christian Heiens

    More than likely, Romney will lose Nevada. A more realistic scenario where Main’s Second District can change the entire election is this. http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=bfgY That will make it a 269-269 tie and Romney will be inaugurated as President in January because the GOP will control the House.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      But the Senate decides the VP… which could mean four more of “Bite Me.” Of course I’d rather Romney gets 295 or so and we avoid all that…

  • Christian Heiens
    • Jesse Malkin

      very interesting scenario.

      • Christian Heiens

        Thank you! :)

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    we are pissed up here. we did a historic turnover in 2010. don’t write us off.

  • Mica_Vim_Toot

    Hoping my 300′ x 700′ “MITT” field sign I created with my tractor in Presque Isle (2nd district, Maine) helps.
    Vim Toot!

    • Jesse Malkin

      OMG, that is so cool!

    • medicinewomantwo

      Beautiful!

    • medicinewomantwo

      Beautiful!

  • Brian Roastbeef

    I believe ME-02 could very well go to Romney, but it isn’t because of the leftist phonies at Piss Poor Polling.

  • Christian Heiens

    Just realized I spelled “Maine” wrong :/

    • orringtonmom (D)

      you’re forgiven, deah.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Unfortunately the map uses Flash so cannot see it on my iPhone. #FirstWorldPains

  • GaryTheBrave

    Unfortunately the map uses Flash so cannot see it on my iPhone. #FirstWorldPains

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1035203955 Jody Ramsay

    I live in Monticello. In my travels I have seen two Obama posters. Up here there are many elderly folks. Also a church on every corner. I’m hoping we go red!