Maine is an one of two states that break out their electoral college results by Districts. For Maine there are 2. Counties in District 1 include York, Cumberland, Lincoln. District 2 consists of nearly 80% of the state and holds Androscoggin (Lewiston), just north of Brunswick and its Cumberland County. Somehow these two are polar opposites in terms of vote by County. That said, Androscoggin has a tenuous hold on the Republican vote just like York has a perilous hold on the Democrat vote. The winners of those counties have about the same 49-50% of the vote deciding the outcome. So, what is it that divides two counties, inches away from each other, so definitively?
|.Androscoggin County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Aroostook County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Cumberland County, Maine||Blue||Low|
|.Franklin County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Hancock County, Maine||Blue||Low|
|.Kennebec County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Knox County, Maine||Blue||Low|
|.Lincoln County, Maine||Blue||Low|
|.Oxford County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Penobscot County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Piscataquis County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Sagadahoc County, Maine||Blue||Low|
|.Somerset County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.Waldo County, Maine||Blue||Low|
|.Washington County, Maine||Red||Low|
|.York County, Maine||Blue||Low|
Although I have an idea, I am not ready to divulge that aspect. Instead, I’d like to encourage discussion. If you happen upon my blog and want to discuss it, I’m considering a realtime discussion on Twitch.
Note: There was a typo for Cumberland that was corrected.