Maine Greens Split Delegation – Stein 7, Barr 6

According to the Convention Minutes of the Maine Green Independent Party, at the Party’s May 5th meeting in Portland the Party voted by Caucus resulting in 7 Presidential Delegates for Jill Stein and 6 Presidential Delegates for Roseanne Barr. Maine is allotted 13 Delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention in July.

The May 5th meeting follows county caucuses that were held between January and March of this year. According to the meeting minutes, “15 caucuses convened, small portion took a vote, most decided not to vote, those that did vote voted unanimously for Jill Stein, excepting Portland which went 90% for Jill Stein.”

An unofficial delegate count, including the latest results from Maine and Arkansas, puts Jill Stein with 78% of allocated presidential delegates:

  • Jill Stein: 96.5
  • Roseanne Barr: 18.5
  • Kent Mesplay: 6.5
  • Harley Mikkelson: 1.5
  • Unassigned: 6

3 Comments

  1. Lou said,

    May 7, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    a very strong showing for Barr in Maine.

  2. elkern said,

    May 10, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Can someone who attended the meeting address the disconnect between the reported results of the 15 statewide caucusses (something over 90% reported “votes” cast for Jill Stein) and the delegate count from the meeting?

    Is it just a normal case of showing up to be counted? Did Barr supporters just put out the extra effort to be there? or were the original 15 caucusses held before she was a candidate?

    I’ve seen this before, and perhaps it’s inevitable for a small party with fewer options for State-wide voting. But I would hope that State Party rules would account for preferences expressed by party members who don’t (can’t?) attend the meeting. Frankly, I’m a little surprised that the Maine Greens – one of our oldest State groups – doesn’t have a more robust process for committing Delgates.

    I’m not dissing the Mainers, just hoping that all of us can come up with better ways to run our internal democracy.

  3. Richard Kuszmar said,

    May 10, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Ditto

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