Maine GOP re-elects chair following rough 2018 election

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans who suffered blistering losses in November re-elected their leader and chose an outspoken city mayor as vice-chair Saturday. The GOP re-electe...

Options dwindling, GOP congressman appeals to keep his seat

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last remaining Republican congressman in New England filed an appeal Tuesday that seeks to undo the election of his Democratic opponent under Maine's new voting system, aski...

Incoming governor names pick to head embattled health agency

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's incoming Democratic governor nominated a former senior White House health policy expert Friday to head the state's embattled health agency and its $3.4 billion budget. ...

Record level of women elected in Maine amid liberal spending

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine voters are sending a record number of women to the Statehouse. A total of 72 female lawmakers are headed to the Legislature now dominated by Democrats. In...

Poliquin: Recount is about fairness, not who wins or loses

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin said Tuesday that a recount in his failed re-election bid is necessary to make sure every vote is counted by hand under Maine's new election ...

Governor says he'll appeal latest Medicaid expansion ruling

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing Republican governor plans to appeal a judge's ruling Wednesday that lays out a timeline for Maine to begin expanding Medicaid to its residents as voters demande...

Democrat flips US House seat in Maine ranked balloting

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race in Maine came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under t...

'Dark money' helps fuel litany of campaign ads in ... Maine?

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Millions of dollars in so-called "dark money" have propelled the race in the largest congressional district east of the Mississippi River to become the most expensive political ...

Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state says the now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fr...

Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of...

Couriers to deliver ranked voting results to Maine's capital

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Couriers will begin delivering ballots to Maine's state capital on Thursday as residents await the results of the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. ...

Maine's ranked-choice voting requires some patience

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Businessman Shawn Moody has won the GOP nomination for Maine's gubernatorial election, while Democrats might have to wait up to a week to find out who won their primary. ...

AP EXPLAINS: What does ranked-choice voting mean for Maine?

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans and Democrats wrestled Tuesday with new ballots that let them rank some candidates for the first time. The ballots asked voters to fill in ova...

11 candidates seeking to succeed firebrand Maine Gov. LePage

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine voters have plenty of choices Tuesday to replace firebrand Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who has served the maximum two terms allowed. A field of 11 Democr...

AP EXPLAINS: Maine tries ranked-choice voting

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans and Democrats heading to the polls this week must figure out new ballots that will let them rank some candidates for the first time. Tuesday's...