Employees with the Secretary of State’s Office continue to enter ballots into a database Tuesday in preparation for the Democratic gubernatorial primary tabulation process. Staff photo by Joe Phelan


AUGUSTA — Democrats were still waiting Tuesday to find out which candidate will represent them in Maine’s gubernatorial race this fall because the effort to certify ballots from around the state delayed tabulation in the ranked-choice voting election until Wednesday.

Republicans, meanwhile, rallied Tuesday outside the State House, using more than a week’s head start on the opposition to gather lawmakers and former gubernatorial candidates in a show of support for their nominee, businessman Shawn Moody.

The wait for Democrats should end Wednesday – or at least it looked that way Tuesday evening.