Statewide — Election Day 2018 was one for the record books, with voter turnout at its highest point in recent history as voters turned out in a close race to vote for someone who wasn’t Shawn Moody.
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“I wanted my voice to be heard,” said a first-time voter from Bath, “and that meant making sure everyone knew I was going to the polls to vote for anyone other than Shawn Moody.”
The results were close, with Moody, the Republican candidate, receiving 43% of the vote, and two candidates who were not Shawn Moody receiving the remainder.
“All I know is I didn’t want more of LePage,” said Portland voter Jaysin Robichaud, “Moody was just more LePage, so I voted for someone else.”
Robichaud couldn’t recall off-hand who he voted for, but he was certain it wasn’t Moody.
“Definitely not Moody. I think it was a woman I voted for?”
Robichaud, and thousands of others who voted based on whether or not a candidate was Shawn Moody, was surprised when he learned the results of last night’s election.
“Wait, Janet Mills is our next governor? Jesus Christ.”