What If Romney Loses Maine?

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 17 2012 @ 2:52pm

State officials have decided to count votes from Washington county and votes uncounted due to clerical error have now been found in other towns. Kornacki imagines what could happen next:

If Romney’s victory is ultimately overturned, timing will be key. Currently, the state GOP isn’t scheduled to meet until March, the Saturday after Super Tuesday. Depending on how the GOP race is progressing, having his Maine win tossed out then could be a serious blow to Romney — or it might not matter at all, if he’s coming off a series of big victories. But the timeline might also speed up. If (and it’s a very big if) Paul scores an emphatic victory in Washington County this weekend, it will be a lot tougher for the state Republican Party to run out the clock on this one.