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« on: December 01, 2015, 02:44:01 pm »

Jimmy Carter came quite close to carrying Maine's electoral votes in 1976. Ford got 48.91% of the vote to 48.07% for Carter, and Eugene McCarthy's 2.25% likely threw the state. Looking at the state's 1980s patterns, it seems he overperformed. Why did Carter do so well in the state?
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 03:33:27 pm »

I've read before that Muskie (the first prominent Democrat to speak of from Maine) campaigned pretty hard for him.
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