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Maine Makes History as State Splits Electoral Votes

Three votes will go to Hillary Clinton and one will go to Donald Trump.

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    Maine makes history as the state splits electoral votes for the first time. Danielle Waugh reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 19, 2016)

    Maine has split its electoral votes for the first time - with one for President-elect Donald Trump and three for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    Maine is one of only two states that allow for electoral votes to be divided, and it happened for the first time in the state.

    The election almost was marked by another historic event - a Clinton elector voted for her Democratic rival, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the elector ultimately voted for Clinton on a second vote after being ruled out of order.

    Trump won a single electoral vote by winning the 2nd Congressional District. Clinton received two votes for winning the statewide vote and one for winning the other congressional district. The voting took place Monday at the Maine Statehouse.

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