|2012||55.0% 28,912||42.3% 22,210|
|2008||56.6% 31,017||41.3% 22,671|
|2004||54.4% 30,503||43.7% 24,519|
|2000||53.3% 26,251||40.5% 19,948|
In Presidential elections Androscoggin County has been one of the most consistently, though not always the most strongly, Democratic counties in the state. It was the only county in Maine to be won by George McGovern in 1972. Jimmy Carter also carried the county twice. Although in 1984 and 1988 it went for the Republican candidate. In the last five Presidential elections the Republican candidate has received as much as 43.7%, but still lost by more than ten percent each time.
In 2012, the county voted 54% against a measure to legalize same-sex marriage.
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