Maine’s low-tech voting system is relatively well-insulated from hacking attempts, but the secretary of state says an online voter file could be vulnerable.
In the Senate, Democrats are fighting among themselves more early on. In the House, some tantalizing general-election matchups have begun.
Supporters of ranked-choice voting in Maine have filed a lawsuit designed to guarantee the system is implemented in time for the June prmary, but not even RCV supporters can agree whether the lawsuit was necessary.
There was a lot to look at in the speech, from legacy-building to the governor’s shaky war history.
The abrupt move from the governor coming during a legislative battle to keep the Machiasport prison open indefinitely.
Making a rare pitch to a legislative panel, the governor said it’s “unconscionable” for towns to take homes from seniors. But Democrats used the opportunity to press him on other issues.
Maine is set for a ranked-choice primary in June, but lawmakers will have to find a way to pay for it and deal with lingering constitutional issues.
Mainers seem to have made their minds up about Gov. Paul LePage. He’s still one of the nation’s least popular governors and is lagging his more moderate Republican neighbors.
Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.
Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.