AUGUSTA, Maine -- Gov. Angus King didn't make a formal wager with his Minnesota counterpart Jesse Ventura over which state would have better voter turnout Nov. 7.
But now that Minnesota beat Maine by a little more than a percentage point, Maine's governor said Wednesday he will send a goodwill gesture to Ventura anyway.
"I will congratulate Jesse by (sending) the appropriate Maine crustacean," King told reporters during an informal briefing at the Blaine House.
It wasn't clear how many lobsters would be shipped to Ventura to congratulate him for Minnesota's turnout of 68.75 percent of the voting age population. Maine had the nation's second best turnout at 67.34 percent.
"I'm sure there will be a lot of people who hope that they will get invited to the governor's residence the night that he cooks them," said John Wodele, Ventura's chief spokesman.
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