While independent gubernatorial candidate, Eliot Cutler, didn't concede the race for governor, he got pretty close to it...at least it seemed that way to me.
At a press conference yesterday, he was forthright when he told any of his supporters who didn't believe he could win to go ahead and vote for Mike Michaud or Paul LePage.
Question 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot says: “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety or for research?” The topic has been controversial and has reached to the Maine Superior Court.
I'll admit, my opinion may be a little skewed. I live in a rural setting where neighbors target shoot with firearms as late as 9 or 10 at night. It doesn't bother me. Neither do Fireworks. But maybe I'm a rarity.
You might not know it from watching TV, but Americans also went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes on a myriad of issues not involving a certain residence on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. And some of those issues were a bit strange.
Today America settles the long battle for the White House between current President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. The national polls are very tight, whereas state-by-state polling seems to suggest another four years for Obama.
Well, it's finally Election Day here in the old Land of the Free, and what better way to give yourself a pat on the back for getting out there and casting your all-important vote than with some free stuff, right?
Voting in a presidential election is pretty exciting. And, these days, when we do something exciting we want to tell the world about it through social network sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
But while there may be a temptation to take a photo of your completed ballot and post it on the internet with pride, it's not a very good idea. In fact in states like Wisconsin it's a felony to let
Four years ago, during the last presidential campaign, the American economy was collapsing faster than it had since the Great Depression. Now, with the 2012 election upon us, most analysts agree that the economy is in a period of slow recovery—a bit too slow, according to just about everyone.
Why do we call voting a “civic duty?” I like voting, or maybe obsess or love it. I think it’s an exciting event. After all of the drama of the primaries, advertising, debates, mailers, robo-calls, etc. it’s go time!
Some of you don't feel any passion for either the Republican or Democratic presidential nominee so you don't see a reason to vote. Still, you should vote on whatever you feel would be the lesser of the evils. But wait, there's more!....
As of now, 17 states have laws requiring voters to present photo ID before voting. Some have suggested these regulations may act to disenfranchise poor and minority voters, who could be less likely to have such identification. Last month a judge in Pennsylvania blocked the state from enforcing its voter ID laws in the 2012 election.
Two tiny towns in northern New Hampshire kicked off the 2012 election by casting the first votes early today. President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each won 5 votes in Dixville Notch and in Hart's Location, Obama had 23 votes, Romney won 9. The towns have enjoyed first-vote status since 1948.
The Maine Secretary of State’s office has released the results from student mock elections throughout the state. The results include more than 185 schools but not the 60 others that hadn’t submitted their results to the Secretary of State’s office by the late Monday deadline.
People love to complain about government. You do. I do. We all do. Yet when we get the chance to help mold the government, a large percentage don't even vote! I hate to be blunt and seem rude but, if you're eligible and able and don't vote, then shut up about the establishment!