Cruz takes Maine; Coverage of York County Caucus

PHOTO LINING UP
By three o’clock the capacity of the Biddeford Intermediate School had been exceeded. Biddeford fire officials temporarily halted access. Over 2,000 attended the 2016 York County Caucus, a more than 80% increase over 2012. But most just came to vote for a candidate for president and leave. As a result, some municipal caucuses failed to gain a quorum while others, like the city of Saco, were unable to muster enough delegates to the state convention.

(BIDDEFORD, MAINE) MARCH 5 – LIVE, 8PM –

JOHN KASICH TABLE

(BIDDEFORD, MAINE) MARCH 5 – TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ IS WINNING IN YORK COUNTY MAINE WITH HARD WORKING MILLENNIAL VOLUNTEERS AND A MESSAGE RESOUNDING IN A COUNTY THAT FOUR YEARS AGO SENT RON PAUL DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.

FOX NEWS RADIO’S BILL MARCUS HAS MORE:

Joe,
Joe, 23, a Cruz supporter and self-described born-again Christian, who arrived at the caucus to volunteer more than two hours early. Support from millennials, fundamentalists and constitutionals was credited with Cruz’s win over Trump in Maine and elsewhere.

(BIDDEFORD, MAINE) MARCH 5 – VOTERS LINING UP FOR ONE OF 22 REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES IN MAINE WHICH WILL SEND 23 DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.
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(BIDDEFORD, MAINE) MARCH 5 – FOX NEWS RADIOS BILL MARCUS TALKS WITH YORK COUNTY MAINE VOTERS WHO ARE IN VERY GOOD SPIRITS AFTER WAITING ON A LINE 50 MINUTES TO ENTER THEIR CAUCUS:

Kasich supporters

 


(BIDDEFORD, MAINE) MARCH 5 – MAINE REPUBLICANS ARE CAUCUSING TODAY. THEY’LL SEND 23 DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION. TEMPERS ARE RAW.
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Despite
Despite a turnout of more than 2,000 less than a hundred people were on hand to hear local candidate speeches.

(BIDDEFORD, MAINE) MARCH 5 – BILL MARCUS SPEAKS WITH A TRUMP SUPPORTER ON LINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE AT THE YORK COUNTY, MAINE CAUCUS – ONE OF 22 BEING HELD TODAY IN THE STATE:

YORK COUNTY GOP CHAIR JIM BOOTH SAYS MAINERS WILL VOTE BY BALLOT THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF SHOW OF HANDS. MAINE’S TOWN CAUCUSES ARE ALSO BEING HELD AT THE SAME PLACE AS THE COUNTY CONVENTION – FOR EXAMPLE – IN YORK COUNTY THE TOWNS THAT ARE PART OF YORK COUNTY WILL CONCURRENTLY HOLD THEIR TOWN CAUCUSES AT THE BIDDEFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL – SO PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS TODAY WILL INCLUDE MEMBERS OF LOCAL TOWN COMMITTEES BREAKING OFF INTO SEPARATE ROOMS HERE AT THE BIDDEFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL TO DECIDE WHO THEY WANT THEIR CANDIDATES AT THE LOCAL AND STATE LEVEL TO BE.

Officials said ballot counting this year was more standardized than in the past
Final Tally – Cruz 893, Trump 843, Kasich 300, Rubio 166. Other candidates received votes in the single digits