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    Anti-Trump protesters gather in the cold outside of the Maine State House in advance of Maine's Electoral College vote on Monday.

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    Joanne and Marshall Eaton, of Northeast Harbor, wait outside the Maine Republican Party headquarters in Augusta on Monday to help escort Chairman Rick Bennett to the State House, where he cast a ballot as a member of the Electoral College.

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    A large crowd of anti-Trump protesters gathers in front of the State House in Augusta on Monday prior to the Maine members of the Electoral College casting their votes for president.

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    Rick Bennett, Chairman of the Republican Party, addresses supporters before walking to the State House to cast his Electoral College ballot for Donald Trump on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

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    Trump supporters escort Maine Republican Party Chairman and elector Rick Bennett, second from left, into the State House in Augusta on Monday.

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    A person wearing a "peace" flag joins anti-Trump protesters in a rally outside the State House in Augusta on Monday.

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    Trump supporters gather in front of Maine Republican Party headquarters in Augusta before escorting party Chairman Rick Bennett to the State House so he could cast his vote as a presidential elector Monday.

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    More than 300 people, both opponents and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, gathered in frigid temperatures Monday outside the State House in Augusta as Maine's Electoral College electors prepared to cast their votes for president.

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    Protesters gather outside of the Maine State House on Monday as Maine's electors prepare to cast their votes for president. Similar gatherings were taking place in many states.

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    David Bright, a Democratic elector, standing, initially voted for Bernie Sanders, saying that he wanted to do the right thing even if it appeared to be in conflict in Maine law. Bright was among the four Electoral College members from Maine casting votes in Augusta.

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    Maine Electoral College members take an oath before voting on Monday. David Bright, a Democratic elector, second from right, initially voted for Bernie Sanders but was ruled out-of-order and a second vote was taken, this time with Bright supporting Hillary Clinton. From left are Betty Johnson, of Lincolnville, Diane Denk, of Kennebunk, Bright, and Rick Bennett, of Oxford, the lone vote in favor of Donald Trump.

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