Maine’s voters have approved a ballot measure to accept the ACA’s Medicaid expansion.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 8, 2017
In Maine, we're at 59-41 in favor of Medicaid expansion with 59% precincts reporting, per NYT. https://t.co/dyWrlUXATQ
— Rachana D. Pradhan (@rachanadixit) November 8, 2017
We could turn winning into a habit:
Maine is one of 19 states whose Republican governors or legislatures have refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Other holdouts like Utah and Idaho are closely watching the initiative, as newly formed committees in both those states are working to get a Medicaid expansion question on next year’s ballot. The outcome may offer clues about the salience of the issue in next year’s midterm congressional elections.
After white supremacists declared their comeback, Virginia has an African American lieutenant governor, Charlotte has its 1st black mayor, & the Va. House of Delegates has a transgender member.
— Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) November 8, 2017