voting rights

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Republican governor is slamming Portland's mayor for proposing to allow some non-citizens to vote in local elections.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Portland voters won’t get to decide this fall on whether to allow non-citizen legal residents to vote in the city’s local elections. The Portland City Council voted Monday night to send a potential ballot question to a local council committee instead of to voters, saying the measure still needed substantial work.

Voting Rights & Voter Fraud

Aug 15, 2017

Maine’s Secretary of State Matt Dunlap -  a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity – has twice declined to provide Maine voter information to the Commission.  We’ll discuss why Maine and many other states will not share voter information, as well as the underlying debate over voter fraud and voter suppression.  President Trump, Governor LePage and other Republicans say they believe voter fraud is widespread. Others believe that voter fraud is a non-issue, and that overblown charges of fraud are cover for nefarious voter suppression efforts.