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In February, the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices opted not to further investigate complaints against Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage for his role in the conservative Maine Examiner website. Although Savage maintains he operated the site as a ...
Alan Caron, an independent from Freeport, gave exclusively to Democrats and campaigns to support gay marriage and the Maine Clean Election program before putting $250,000 of his own money into his current campaign for governor, mostly in the form of loans that he intends to recoup later through ...

If approved June 12, the people's veto ballot question would allow ranked-choice voting to be used for primary and federal elections, including for the offices of U.S. Senate and House, in Maine's November 2018 general election. Plurality voting would remain in effect in November for statewide officers such ...
Election reform advocates on Wednesday praised a decision by Maine's Supreme Court, upholding the use of ranked-choice voting for the state's upcoming primary elections, saying the ruling demonstrated that the court heeded the demands of Maine voters. "Mainers have said clearly that they want ...
Kellar pointed to Democratic and Republican governors winning as clean election candidates in Arizona, which has a clean election law similar to Maine's as proof candidate's can win state elections on all levels. “We're really encouraged candidates from both parties are running for governor and it's been ...
“We are delighted that Maine will receive this investment of more than $3.2 million to help strengthen the integrity of our elections. This federal funding will provide states across the country with the support and resources needed to update voting technology and protect voter registration files.” Dunlap has ...

That opinion led the Maine Legislature to pass a bill delaying implementation until 2021 unless lawmakers passed an amendment to the part of the Maine Constitution that says pluralities — and not necessarily majorities — are sufficient to win a state-level general election. The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, which ...
“The secretary's decision coupled with Republican efforts in the Legislature will now prevent the spectacle of an election in Maine where voters choose ... Mills would avoid “all informal communication or exchange of information” concerning the 2018 gubernatorial elections with Gardiner or her supervisors.
The Maine Senate endorsed a bill on Tuesday to give the taxpayer-funded campaign system a $700,000 boost, but it's an unlikely to survive a veto. In a 21-14 vote, Democrats and three Republicans turned back a Republican effort to kill a bill to give the state's Clean Elections system another $700,000 to ...
AUGUSTA — Maine election officials have proposed rules for the first use of ranked-choice voting in statewide primary elections, on June 12. The emergency rules posted Wednesday cover everything from the ballot layout to security. Notably absent is any sort of timetable for declaring winners. Election ...
... representative Jeffrey Evangelos has filed papers to return to the Maine House. Evangelos, a Friendship resident, served two terms, being elected in 2012 and 2014 to represent House District 91 which consists of Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and part of Union. He did not seek re-election in 2016 ...
As protesters across Russia rallied Sunday against a presidential election in March they say is rigged in President Vladimir Putin's favor, police in Moscow ... called for Sunday's protests last month after he was barred from running in March's presidential elections against Putin, who will be seeking his fourth ...
Chin lost the election to Republican Shane Bouchard by 145 votes. Then in December, the Maine Examiner took aim at Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, who works as a digital advertising executive for the Biddeford Journal Tribune. The charge: Prior to his 2016 election, Chenette took out campaign ads in ...
The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices plans to consider a complaint filed by the state Democrats against the Republicans and the Examiner. The ethics panel is scheduled to consider the case at its Feb. 22 meeting. It may make a decision then about whether to pursue an ...
Moving the election ahead by several months has drawn international condemnation. The U.S. has declared it will not recognize the elections, saying they will only undermine Venezuela's constitutional order and deepen tensions within government. Critics blame Maduro for the country's current economic ...
WINSLOW — Jerry Quirion has been re-elected to the Town Council in accordance with to an opinion handed down Thursday from the Maine ... states that in all elections, except those for the Senate and the House of Representatives, if there are enough disputed ballots to affect the outcome of the election, ...
That's why I will submit a bill this session to require Voter ID for Maine elections. We must discourage voter fraud, and we must ensure that non-citizens and non-residents are not voting in our elections. At the start of this election year, we see people in other nations who do not have functioning democracies ...

In his weekly radio address, Gov. Paul LePage, R-Maine, said he will submit a bill to the Legislature this session to require identification to vote in a Maine election. The announcement comes the same week President Donald Trump said he was disbanding his voter fraud commission amid infighting, ...
Poliquin, who is seeking a third term in November, easily won re-election in 2016 in a district that went big for President Donald Trump. But polls show that Trump's ... Poliquin said his focus is on doing what he can on Capitol Hill for his constituents rather than his campaign in Maine. Trying to stamp out the ...
WASHINGTON — President Trump announced Wednesday that he is disbanding a controversial panel studying alleged voter fraud that became mired in federal lawsuits, including from Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a commission member, and faced resistance from states that accused it of ...
On November 8, 2016, a majority of Maine voters approved Question 5 — a first-in-the-nation law that adopts Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for the election of U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Governor, State Senators, and State Representatives in both primary and general elections. The initiative ...
Legislation in the second session of each Maine Legislature is reserved for the Governor's bills, budgetary matters and emergency legislation that ... The Secretary of State's bill would alter rules governing Maine's election, including new zoning restrictions for political activities occurring on election day, like ...
Maine lawmakers since January have been contending with laws that voters approved at the polls to legalize recreational marijuana, overhaul Maine's election system, expand Medicaid and raise the minimum wage. Several lawmakers critical of the influence of out-of-state special interest groups have ...
WASHINGTON — President Trump announced Wednesday that he is disbanding a controversial panel studying alleged voter fraud that became mired in federal lawsuits, including from Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a commission member, and faced resistance from states that accused it of ...
Voters this year will elect one of Maine's two U.S. senators, Maine's governor, two representatives to Congress, members of the Maine Legislature and several county officers. Anyone who wants to get on the 2018 ballot for the June 12 primary or Nov. 6 general election must fill out a petition. Prospective ...
As part of the same law change, lawmakers targeted absentee voting — a practice that had been growing in popularity as a convenient way to cast a ballot: They effectively barred voters from requesting absentee ballots in the four days before an election. Maine voters rolled back the ban on same-day voter ...
Judge: Official Can't Be Excluded From US Election Panel. A federal judge has ruled that Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap can't be excluded from participating in the work of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Dec. 23, 2017, at 9:20 a.m.. Judge: Official Can't Be Excluded From US Election ...
LEWISTON, Maine — As he greeted voters at Longley Elementary School, Ben Chin was hearing all about his emails as Lewiston residents walked out of the polling place during last week's mayoral runoff election, but it was too late. The progressive activist lost by 145 votes to Mayor-elect Shane Bouchard, ...
Clean election and ballot access advocates on Friday condemned a bill that would virtually ban the gathering of voter signatures at the polling place on ... Anna Kellar, director of Mainers for Clean Elections and the League of Women Voters of Maine, said, "It's some pretty big changes to sneak into an ...
AUGUSTA — Maine residents could be ranking the candidates for governor ... the June primary elections that would be the first test of ranked-choice voting. ... Maine voters – 10 percent of the votes cast in the last election for ...
Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election. A frequent critic of President Trump's, Flake denounced the current ...
Next June may see Maine's first “meta-election,” one where voters go to ... to institute ranked-choice voting in elections in which there are more ...
Maine's ranked-choice voting law could be delayed until 2021 ... of a bill to limit the voting method to only primaries and congressional elections. ... effectively putting off the use of ranked-choice voting until an election in 2022.
Why Maine will likely vote again on ranked-choice elections ... Sitting lawmakers could face primary challenges in the next election, according ...
As Maine's first independent state treasurer and a Clean Elections ... who will choose to govern, not keep campaigning after the election.
The opposition to election reform is real, it exists," said Kyle Bailey, who ... choice voting violated the Maine Constitution in some elections.
Why Maine will likely vote again on ranked-choice elections ... Sitting lawmakers could face primary challenges in the next election, according ...
Efforts to boost public confidence in U.S. elections are proceeding on two ... This month, the federal government and state and local election ...
Americans have the right and the duty as citizens to vote in local, state and national elections. Voters in Maine recognized the importance of ...
While adult citizens in Maine can register to vote any time, up to and including Election Day, he encourages earlier registration so they can ...
AUGUSTA, Maine — A legislative committee was at odds Monday over the ... have blamed his election on the impact of three-way races and say ... that ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional for general elections for the ...
Lee Mortimer of Durham, North Carolina, is an election reform advocate, was ... In elections for governor and the Maine House and Senate, the ...
... businessman who was listed on the pro-casino Progress for Maine's ... Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices.
A common phenomenon in Maine elections known as the “spoiler effect” ... to support a certain candidate in order to prevent the election of their ...
The state's highest court unanimously rejected the request for reconsideration by Robert M.A. Nadeau, who won election as probate judge in ...
Maine hospitals and patient advocates hope voters in the state will do ... Maine collected the 67,000 signatures on a single day — election day ...
Common Cause has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission ... assistance" to would-be foreign donors or spenders in elections.
7 ballot initiative to expand Maine's Medicaid coverage launched its ... the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, ...
Under Maine law, Gov. Paul LePage can call a special election to fill a vacancy in the Maine House if municipal officers in an affected town tell ...
A new report card sizes up Maine's clean elections law and notes a couple of measure that failed by a narrow margin in the State Senate.


 

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