Matthew Dunlap

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Matthew Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State, returns to address the complexities and confusion that remain in the days before the election, including the ins and outs of absentee voting and ranked choice voting. He'll also discuss the U.S. Census, motor vehicle questions and more.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says he will appeal a ruling on a ranked-choice voting citizen initiative to the Maine Supreme Court. The case will determine whether RCV will be used in the upcoming presidential election.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills is taking steps she says will allow Mainers to vote safely in the November election amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Secretary of State Matt Dunlap discusses the recent primary election, including how absentee ballots and ranked-choice voting worked out. We'll find out what is in store for the November election, including the debate over a CMP corridor ballot referendum. He'll also offer updates on how well the U.S. Census response has been among Mainers, and he'll answer your motor vehicle questions.

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Super Tuesday is in two weeks. It will be the first time in twenty years that Maine Democrats and Republicans will vote in a presidential primary instead of a caucus.

Maine's secretary of state is joining a bipartisan group of his peers on a visit to Israel to learn about cybersecurity.

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Perhaps you're planning to fly to another state sometime this holiday season. Maybe you didn't think much about it when you booked your trip to Chicago or Phoenix. Or maybe you're planning to take the kids to Disney World over the winter break. As of right now, you can flash your Maine drivers' license and get on the plane, but at this time next year, that will not be the case.

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Some polling places in Maine have voters lined up out the door, and Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says he believes turnout will beat the 2014 midterm record, perhaps substantially.


For the second time in less than a year, a federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to turn documents related to the work of an advisory commission on election integrity over to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.

The commission disbanded in January, shortly after Dunlap filed suit. As a commission appointee, Dunlap said he was denied access to crucial information, including state voting data. A federal judge has now ordered defendants to produce relevant documents by July 18.

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is suing the Trump administration for documents compiled from the president's now defunct voter fraud commission.

The Department of Justice is attempting to block Dunlap's receipt of working papers from the voter fraud commission, of which Dunlap was a member.

A federal judge already said Dunlap is entitled to the documents, but the Justice Department says that because the commission is dissolved - and Dunlap is no longer a member - the documents should remained sealed.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap has filed a lawsuit against the Republican-led presidential voter fraud commission, claiming that he and other members of the panel are being shut out of the process. Dunlap, who is a Democrat, says GOP leaders on the commission are excluding him from discussions aimed at shaping the group’s agenda.

PORTLAND, Maine - A civil rights group says President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission has violated federal public records law.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law says members of the Election Integrity Commission have used personal email accounts for official work which violates the Presidential Records Act. The nonprofit has an ongoing lawsuit against the commission.

AUGUSTA, Maine - While Maine officials have refused to share voter information with President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission, the state has made more than $30,000 over the past two years selling voter information.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the state sold a list of registered voters for $2,200 to government agencies and political groups such as party officials, lobbyists and ballot question initiatives.

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Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says he’s refusing a second request by the Trump administration’s election fraud commission to turn over Maine voters’ personal information.

AUGUSTA, Maine - In recent weeks there have been several fatal accidents in Maine involving drivers who have had their licenses suspended. In one case, the driver had never had a license.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says it's very difficult to get an accurate count of those driving after their licenses have been suspended, let alone stop them.