Your Vote 2020


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With less than a month until the election, the four candidates in the race for Maine’s U.S. Senate seat sharply diverged on health care, economic assistance during the pandemic, the Supreme Court confirmation process and other topics during a live debate aired on Maine Public Thursday night from the Augusta Civic Center.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden and Republican Dale Crafts squared off in a debate Thursday night on WABI TV for who will represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

Democrats lead Republicans in the races for president, U.S. Senate and the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts in Maine. That’s according to the latest Pan Atlantic Research Omnibus Poll of 600 likely Maine voters conducted online Oct. 2-6.

Chellie Pingree is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maine's First District since 2009. Before entering politics, she was a farmer and businesswoman in North Haven. As the Democratic candidate for Maine's First Congressional District, she joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.

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The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is deciding whether absentee ballots received up to two days after the election should be counted. The court heard arguments from several groups that are seeking an opinion.


The Maine AFL-CIO and the State Council of Machinists are calling on Susan Collins’ campaign to take down an ad the organizations say is false and misleading.

PORTLAND, Maine — With the election three weeks away, more than 133,000 Mainers already have voted by absentee ballot with Democrats outpacing Republicans in both requesting and returning ballots.

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Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and Republican challenger Jay Allen disagreed on just about every issue, including health care, in a 1st District congressional debate Tuesday sponsored by Portland television station WGME.

Dale Crafts is a businessman and former member of Maine's House of Representatives. He is the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maine's 2nd District. He join us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.

The mayor of Portland, along with several city councilors, have come out against the five referendum that appear on the city’s November ballot.

If passed, the questions would introduce rent control, increase the minimum wage, ban facial recognition technology, implement strict environmental standards for building projects that receive city money and restrict short-term rentals. Mayor Kate Snyder says these are important issues, but they need to be dealt with in a deliberative way, with expert input rather than by a simple yes-or-no vote.

Jay Allen, a family physician who is retired from the U.S. Army, is the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maine's First District. He joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.

PORTLAND, Maine — With less than a month to go before Election Day, a coalition of housing and social justice groups is ramping up its effort to boost five referendum questions that will appear before voters in Portland on the Nov. 3 ballot.

BANGOR, Maine - The city clerk's office in Bangor is decamping to the much roomier Cross Insurance Center in preparation for a swell of residents looking to vote.

BREWER, Maine- The Brewer City Clerk has removed the city's ballot drop box as the city works to sort out a ballot mix-up.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

A little more than a year ago, Sara Gideon was someone known mostly in the insular political circles of the Maine Legislature. Today, the Democratic Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives is within striking distance of unseating Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.