Statewide Analysis

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Maine is one of two states that divides its electors up by congressional district.  The winner of the popular vote for the entire state gets two.  2016 saw Maine give three of its votes in the Electoral College to Hillary Clinton and one electoral vote to Donald Trump from the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.
Representative Bruce Poliquin (R) won a tight re-election to Maine 2nd Congressional District and incumbent Chellie Pingree was re-elected in the 1st District.
Other Notable Election Results:
Republicans lost two seats in the Maine State Senate now holding a one seat majority of 18 seats to 17 seats.  In the Maine House of Representatives Republicans saw gains picking up three seats.  In the Maine House of Representatives Democrats still hold the majority with 77 seats to 72 Republicans seats and then 2 seats are held by independents.  
Three important ballot questions that passed in Maine this year were the legalization of marijuana as an agricultural product, increasing the minimum wage, and the implementation of a 3 percent tax on household income over $200,000.  Marijuana legalization passed with a slight majority of 50.17% of the vote and the tax passed with 50.41% of the vote.  Maine voted more overwhelmingly to increase the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 with 55.48% of voters supporting the wage increase.


Race by Race Details

Maine Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 1:16:38 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jim Bouchard (Libertarian Party)   
Mark Holbrook (Republican Party)  42.1%
Chellie Pingree (Democratic Party)  57.9% Winner

Maine Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 1:17:09 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Emily Cain (Democratic Party)  45.1%
Jay Dresser (Independent)   
Bruce Poliquin (Republican Party)  54.9% Winner
Incumbent representative Bruce Poliquin (R) won re-election in a tight fought race against Emily Cain (D). Poliquin first won the seat by defeating Cain in 2014. Poliquin was helped by the campaign of Donald Trump that also saw a win in getting one electoral vote out of Maine's 2nd Congressional district as well.

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.