The Maine Polis Podcast

Policy & Politics from Vacationland

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June 11, 2022 00:31:55
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TMP Podcast #12 - The Problem with Poliquin

Former US House Rep Bruce Poliquin faces off against Caratunk councilwoman Liz Caruso for the Republican spot to face Democrat incumbent Jared Golden in the November Mid-terms.  I go over some of what Ive heard Bruce speak on and why I think its problematic for Maine's 2nd district. Show Notes... Republican congressional primary suddenly turns red hot - Lewiston Sun Journal Republican congressional candidates differ on whether U.S. should aid Ukraine - CentralMaine.com Liz Caruso, candidate for Maine CD2, sits down for Voice of the Voter interview (transcript)   Bruce Poliquin seeks to reclaim his old seat in Congress Bruce Poliquin’s Wall Street past raises questions   Told to Defund Police, Portland Adds Three “Civilians” to the Force Maine municipalities review police funding, tackle systemic racism after protests Pressure mounts on Maine’s municipal officials to rein in police departments     ...

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May 10, 2022 00:20:13
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TMP Podcast #11 - How the Maine Dems Became the Largest Voter Block In Maine

In a previous episode it was discovered that sometime between 2016 and 2020 the total number of registered Democrats overtook voters with no party affiliation as the largest voter block in Maine. This episode uses voter registration data to look at the signs leading up to "the switch" and the circumstances of when it actually happened. This episode also looks at absentee voting trends by comparing absentee ballot totals over the past 3 presidential elections. ...

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February 10, 2022 00:11:47
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TMP Podcast #10 - Special Elections & Maine's Ruling Party

This episode looks at Maine's most recent special election for House District 27 and what it says about Maine's wider political landscape.   ...

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February 01, 2022 00:18:48
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TMP Podcast #9 - Maine's Fireworks Policy Problems & A First Look at Bill to Prevent Election Audits

This episode starts off with a look at LD 1307, An act to Restrict the Sale, Purchase and use of Fireworks in the State, as well as some other fireworks legislation to see where Maine’s fireworks policy is failing.  The episode also explores a potential problem with LD 1779, An Act to Protect Election Integrity by Regulating Possession of Ballots and Voting Machine Devices.   Check Here For Show Notes   ...

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November 01, 2021 03:06:46
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TMP Podcast #8 - New England Clean Energy Connect Project Part III: HydroQuebec & The Environmental Cost of Clean Energy

This is the final part of a 3 part series looking  the New England Clean Energy Connect Project.  This episode looks at Hydro-Quebec and a handful of their largest hydroelectric facilities;  The Beaurharnois, The Bersimis, The Manic-Outardes, The Romaine and James Bay Projects.  The episode also looks into the environmental cost of this type of clean energy for the local environment and for the entire region. Find episode show notes & sources here ...

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July 21, 2021 02:04:45
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TMP Podcast #7 - Maine's Election Process Part I: The Municipal Players, Election Day & Absentee Voting

This episode goes in deep on Maine’s Election process at the municipal level.  I explain the specific roles and responsibilities of those involved in pulling of a Maine Election on both Election Day & the 3 Months of Absentee Voting leading up to Election Day. We get even deeper exploring the rules around 3rd parties helping voters cast absentee, how “Get Out The Vote” groups get your address and the legality of making copies of blank ballots vs. making copies of completed ballots. Click here for Sources & Show Notes ...

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