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After Decisive Vote on Tuesday, Maine Governor Defies the Will of the People
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage leans forward to answer a question from a reporter during a press conference in the Cabinet Room of the State House. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Republican Maine Governor Paul LePage said Wednesday his administration will not expand Medicaid, a day after voters approved a ballot measure to broaden the program.

On Tuesday, Maine voters approved Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, or as it's more commonly known, Obamacare. Maine becomes the first state to do so through a referendum. A total of 343,838 ballots were cast, a higher-than-expected turnout in a state with a population barely over 1 million. Medicaid expansion passed by 202,616 to 141,222 or 59% to 41%.

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