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Vote Tuesday

With no primaries or major offices on the ballot, Tuesday’s election stands to be a total snoozer for Maine voters, but we hope you’ll take a few moments to vote on the two bond questions on the ballot.
Popularity: 67%

Popularity: 67%
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An Act to Annoy Student Voters

Rep. L. Gary Knight, (Livermore Falls Republican) is probably regretting the day he sponsored “An Act Concerning Student Voter Registration.” Gary wants college kids to vote in their home towns and his legislation would “encourage” that by prohibiting student from claiming residency for voting purposes in the city or town where […]

Popularity: 67%
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Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is predicting a 45 to 55 percent turnout, lower than for a presidential election but in line with what a gubernatorial election draws. Are you KIDDING ME? 45-55%?
Why don’t more people vote?
1. My vote doesn’t count. Think about this. The person who tells you […]

Popularity: 66%
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Nobody likes taxes. Simply put, taxes are paid to all levels of government in return for services. Like, maintaining the nation’s roads. Or keeping a standing army.
It’s money we pay for services we receive.
Democrats are historically associated with spending money on human service programs — infrastructure. That’s where the “bleeding […]

Popularity: 11%
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“Amendment 2 claims it bans human cloning… but in the 2,000 words you won’t read it makes cloning a constitutional right.” Missourians are afraid. Very afraid. Here in Maine, our “Question 2″ has to do with filing your paperwork on time. In Missouri? It’s a constitutional mandate to clone yourself […]

Popularity: 10%
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President Bush has signed a 25-year extension of the voting rights act. Said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, former head of the black caucus, “Everybody would love to believe the president when he says something positive like that. But Texas has the largest number of (voting rights) violations and we don’t see a lot of […]

Popularity: 21%
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Dying to Vote

Those disqualified signatures gathered by supporters of the Passamaquoddy Racino appear to have been taken from tombstones. Something about a “Joshua L. Chamberlain” who kept reappearing every fifty names or so… Bangor Daily
Popularity: 4%

Popularity: 4%
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Voters: The Quick and the Dead

The secretary of state’s office is working to develop a statewide centralized voter registration list with an updated and more accurate version of Maine voters by cross referencing DMV records, weeding out the deceased, etc. See: WLBZ
Popularity: 3%

Popularity: 3%
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Maine’s famous voter registration “tiny pencil and post-it” were retired today in favor of a centralized and interactive statewide voter registration system defined, maintained and administered by ME. Covansys Corporation heads this project set to launch in January 2006. Features include:
* The ability to share voter registration data with other municipalities
* Interface with […]

Popularity: 3%
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