- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Republican Donald Trump is heading to Portland, a liberal city in a state where the Republican presidential candidate has a chance to score an electoral vote.

Trump campaign officials say the presidential candidate will visit Maine’s largest city on Thursday.

Maine is traditionally considered a blue state but he has a chance to win at least one electoral vote because of the state’s split electoral vote system.

In Maine, the winner in each congressional district is awarded one electoral vote and the statewide winner gets the remaining two. Portland is in the 1st Congressional District, but the northern 2nd Congressional District is more conservative. The state has never split its votes.

The event is a “town hall” meeting beginning at 10 a.m. at Merrill Auditorium.


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