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Pingree wins Congressional race; Midcoast supports Biden; Collins wins race for US Senate

By Staff | Nov 03, 2020
Chellie Pingree

It was a decisive victory for Incumbent Democrat Chellie Pingree with local voters over Republican challenger Jay Allen.

Pingree, of North Haven, will continue to serve in Congress for Maine's First District. Allen, as a far-right anti-mask candidate, did not resonate with local voters. Pingree saw overwhelming support in larger communities including Camden, Rockport, Rockland and Thomaston. Allen did win in Waldoboro.

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced Nov. 4 that Gideon had conceded and Collins had won the race. Collins had a small lead over Democrat Sara Gideon locally. The two were very close in numbers among local voters for most of election night 2020.

Maine is using ranked-choice voting, but it was not needed because Collins received the majority of votes in the first round. If she had received less than 50 percent, the number of votes for Independent Lisa Savage might have ended up helping Gideon.

In the Presidential race, local voters supported Vice President Joseph Biden and Senator Kamala Harris over Republican President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

See the charts below for the latest news in how Midcoast residents voted for President, U.S. Senate and Congress Nov. 3, 2020.

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