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    Co-chair of the No on 1 campaign, Caitlin Gilmet, center, addresses the crowd at the election night watch party at Salvage Barbecue in Portland, letting them know the polls have closed.

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    From left, Mary Jennings, chief of pediatrics at Intermed, Andy Schmidt, Rebecca Asen, Andrea Ando-Aldert, Jaki Wallace, and No on 1 campaign manager Bobby Reynolds all watch closely Tuesday night as results begin to come in.

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    The No on 1 campaign wanted to keep a new law that strengthens Maine's school vaccination requirements. A referendum question asked voters whether they wanted to overturn or keep the law. Heart-shaped cookies were treats at the party.

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    The vote overwhelmingly rejected the effort to repeal the state's law. No on 1 supporters cheer after their win is announced.

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    Dr. Laura Blaisdell, the co-chair of the No on 1 campaign, hugs Deb Deatrick after their win. Residents backed the law on vaccines almost 3-1.

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    Caitlin Gilmet, center, and Dr. Laura Blaisdell celebrate after addressing the crowd. The "no" vote was widespread throughout Maine and keeps Maine as one of five states that forbid all non-medical exemptions to school-required vaccines.

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