Maine secretary of state to discuss voter fraud allegations

Posted July 28, 2011, at 9:40 a.m.
Last modified July 04, 2012, at 2:47 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers will discuss his preliminary findings on voter fraud allegations that were made earlier this week by the head of the state Republican Party.

Summers, Maine’s top election official, is holding a news conference Thursday in Augusta.

It comes three days after GOP Chair Charlie Webster said he’d uncovered more than 200 cases of possible election fraud that occurred because Maine voter registration laws are too lax. He asked Summers to review his findings.

Webster’s inquiry focused on students in the state university system that enrolled in school as nonresidents, but also registered to vote in Maine last year. His allegations surface amid a people’s veto referendum drive aimed at blocking a newly enacted law that would end Election Day voter registration in Maine.

 

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