A physical map of Maine

Maine is the northernmost state in mainland US and is famous for lobsters. The capital is Augusta. It is home to the Bush family plantation the summer residence of George H W Bush and his family, yet Mainers spit upon the limo when the Bushes arrive. George W. Bush got done for drunk driving while he was visiting that family home.

This is the 1976 Maine police document recording the arrest of George W. Bush for driving under the influence of alcohol. Bush, who was 30 at the time, was popped over the Labor Day weekend near his family's Kennebunkport summer home. Bush pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor DUI charge, paid a $150 fine, and had his driving privileges briefly revoked in the state of Maine. The arrest record card was released on November 2 by Kennebunkport police. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles also released this summary of Bush's DUI conviction. (2 pages) [1]

Maine is not to be confused with the word "main", or the word "mane".

There is one Republican Senator in this state, but Susan Collins happens to be the least bad Republican Senator currently serving. They also have an Independent senator, Angus King.

Maine also has a very strong Green Party along with many moderate Republicans and conservative democrats. Despite this, most of Maine's independents are liberal, so Maine is in some ways a liberal state.

Presidential Elections

See Also: Electoral College

Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not use the winner-take-all system. Maine has two congressional districts, plus two senators giving them 4 electoral votes (Nebraska has three Congressional Districts plus the two senators, giving them 5 electoral votes). The statewide winner wins two electoral votes (the ones representing the Senate) in both Maine and Nebraska. The remaining electoral votes are decided on who wins each Congressional District.

In 2008, Barack Obama won Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, while McCain won the 1st and 3rd. Obama was ultimately awarded 1 electoral vote in Nebraska due to his 2nd CD victory, while McCain was awarded 4 electoral votes for winning the statewide vote and the other 2 CDs.

In 2016, Donald Trump won Maine's 2nd Congressional District, but Clinton statewide vote along with the 1st Congressional District. Trump was awarded 1 electoral vote for his 2nd Congressional District victory, while Clinton was awarded 3 electoral votes for winning the statewide vote and the 1st Congressional District.

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