Mitt Romney could see a second caucus victory taken away after the state GOP admits it missed voting results that got caught in an email spam filter.
Last time we checked in with Maine, the Pine Tree State's Republican Party was frantically defending its decision to disenfranchise GOP voters whose caucus was postponed due to snow last weekend. There's been some good news and bad news since then.
Starting with the good, state party Chairman Charlie Webster has announced that the results of Washington County's caucus, which is scheduled for Saturday, will be included in the straw poll of presidential support. Confusingly, the straw poll is non-binding: caucusgoers are asked to indicate preference, but while caucusing, they're really choosing delegates for the state GOP conference in May, which will then choose the delegates to the Republican National Convention. When the party announced the results on Saturday, Mitt Romney had won a narrow victory over Ron Paul. But the total didn't include Washington County, where snow had forced events to be postponed. After an array of commentators -- from Paul supporters to the Romney-backing county GOP chair to national media figures -- bashed that decision, Webster announced that they'd include them after all.