Twitter users dragged Paul LePage for echoing white supremacist talking points about national popular vote legislation.
In signing off on Democrat Jared Golden's victory, Maine's outgoing Republican governor took one last dig at the state's ranked-choice voting system.
Elections in the state will let voters rank candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one.
The state's top election official says the governor doesn't need to certify election results anyway.
"Whether we like it or not, this is what our history is," said the Trump-backing Republican.
"If 18-year-olds are too young and can’t make the right decision to buy cigarettes, then I don’t think they should be able to vote."
"The sooner the print press goes away, the better society will be," the Maine governor asserts.
“You don’t want to come to Middletown to overdose because someone might not come with Narcan and save your life," he said.
There's a chance Maine's controversial Republican governor could just appoint himself to a temporary Senate seat.
By Gabrielle Gurley This article originally appeared at The American Prospect. Subscribe here. On his first day on the job