Maine Caucus Results Delayed
Voters walk to a Republican caucus, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Chelsea, Maine. A large turnout forced some voters to park more than a half-mile away from the Kennebec County caucus location at the Chelsea Elementary School. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
The Associated Press reports that the results of the Maine GOP presidential caucuses will be delayed until the caucusing is complete for official tallies.
Maine Republican Party officials originally said they’d vet tallies from the 22 regional caucus locations and then release them throughout the day.
But the party shifted gears on Saturday. Officials now say no official vote counts will be released until the last caucus ends at 7 p.m.
Turnout continues to be strong and is expected to greatly exceed the 2012 caucus, when more than 5,000 voters came out. In Chelsea, some caucus goers had to park a half-mile from the school caucus site. According to the AP, that is also happening at many of the other 21 caucus locations.