The elections are over! After a decisive victory in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, independent Sen.-elect Angus King will be headed to Washington for the next session. Mainers also made history by legalizing gay marriage, something that had never happened by a popular vote. Maine voted to support President Obama and he has won the Presidential election for four more years in Washington.

Democratic U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud also won re-election; Mainers also approved three out of four bonds worth in a package totaling $76 million. One of the bonds remained undecided for $11.3 million for capital improvements in universities and community colleges.