Outgoing Republican Maine governor Paul LePage had a victory on Friday for defeating a Democratic candidate in a controversial home race and, in addition to his signature on the charter, wrote a "stolen election" confirming the election results.
LePage Confirms Victory Democratic deputy Jared Golden, after deputy Bruce Poliquin, a two-term Republican member of Congress, confessed his adversary on Christmas Eve after a litigious legal challenge.
"I have signed the election result [Maine’s 2nd congressional district]" It is no longer in federal court, "wrote LePage in a tweet, adding the signature" stolen election "to the document. "
" Rangwahlwahl did not yield a true majority, as promised ̵
Controversy over the race goes back to Maines electoral system" Ranking ", where no candidate receives an absolute majority of votes In this case, the second and even the third vote of some voters are added to the total.
The Republican initially received around 2,000 more voters than the Democrat, just ahead of the pure majority, but Golden succeeded in getting Poliquin one Gaining prominence after the second ballot preferences, which supported two other independent candidates, had been reallocated.
The reigning Congressman claimed the system was unconstitutional, demanding that the courts either declare him winner or another Arrange elections
Maines supreme federal court warned last year that the election elections i n Conflict with the constitution of the state, according to which the winners of the state-level race are those who receive the most votes or a majority.
The victory of the Golden Gains is a setback for Republicans in the Congress who lost control of the House after the midterm elections.
Maine's second congressional district historically leaned against the Democrats, saying voters had voted for President Trump by an overwhelming majority during the 2016 presidential election.
Replaced by Attorney General of the Democratic Republic, Janet Mills, who became the first state governor The first Democrat to hold office for over a decade.
The Republican, who was governor of the state for eight years, could not run because of notice periods. He told reporters earlier that he is withdrawing from politics and moving to Florida due to lower taxes.