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Maine Voter Registration Referendum

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/11/08


Maine recently changed its law to require voter registration at least two days prior to an election. It is an obvious attempt to cut down on voter registration fraud and ultimately voter fraud. The referendum would repeal that law and return Maine to same-day voter registration, a roughly 40-year-old invitation to fraud.

As of 8:23pm local time, according to the Bangor Daily News, the ballot initiative is 56 percent yes (to repeal the 2-day requirement), 44 percent no (to keep the 2-day requirement) with 5 of 594 precincts reporting.

As of 8:31pm local time, the ballot initiative is 59 percent yes to 41 percent no, with 8 precincts reporting.

As of 8:44pm local time, the ballot initiative remains 59 yes to 41 no, with 32 of 594 precincts reporting.

As of 8:57pm local time, the ballot initiative continues 59 yes to 41 no, with 73 precincts reporting. The yes vote holds a 4,300-vote advantage.

As of 9:27pm local time, the ballot initiative remains 59 yes to 41 no, with 160 of 594 precincts reporting. Yes holds a roughly 11,000 vote advantage.

As of 9:50pm local time, the ballot initiative to overturn the 2-day voter registration requirement stands at 60 percent yes to 40 percent no, with 254 of 594 precincts reporting. The yes vote holds a 23,000 vote advantage. At this point, I’m calling it Yes. Apparently, Maine voters like taking their chances with voter registration fraud and vote fraud.

As of 10:16pm local time, the Bangor Daily News has called the ballot initiative Yes. The vote stands at 60 percent yes to 40 percent no, with 339 of 594 precincts reporting. Yes holds a 33,000 vote lead.

As of 10:56pm local time, the ballot initiative stands at 60 yes to 40 no, with 429 of 594 precincts reporting. According to the Bangor Daily News, there are 959,074 registered voters in Maine. With nearly 3/4 of all precincts reporting, 245,773 votes have been counted, or a little over 1/4 of the registered voters.

As of 11:27pm local time, the ballot initiative stands at 61 yes to 39 no, with 465 of 594 precincts reporting. Yes has a 62,000 vote lead.

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