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The Electoral College explained

Maine is one of two states that splits its electoral votes—Maine has four. Here's how the electoral process works.

Gabrielle Mannino (NEWS CENTER Maine), Sam Rogers (NEWS CENTER Maine)

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Maine is unique when it comes to General Elections—it’s one of just two states that doesn’t apply the “winner take all” method for the Electoral College. Instead, Maine’s four votes are split: two at-large electoral votes for the popular vote winner statewide, and one for each Congressional District. Sounds simple enough, but there’s more to this process. Why do we do it this way? How is the state divided? What are electoral votes and who decides them?