Uh-oh: Some of the results of Maine caucuses went to spam

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In another inexcusable failure of the caucus system, “Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster has admitted that the state party made numerous clerical errors in counting the state’s caucus results – even omitting some votes because emails reporting tallies ‘went to spam’ in an email account.” Tim Mak says Webster insists the errors did not change the outcome. The state GOP announced Romney had won Saturday, even though he led by fewer than 200 votes and not all municipalities had reported results. In Portland, for example, the state party’s results originally showed that Paul won by 15 votes when in reality Romney won by 15, Webster admitted. “We’ve corrected those clerical errors and will send those numbers out [soon],” he told Tim.

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