The Maine Polis Podcast

Policy & Politics from Vacationland

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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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February 16, 2021 00:22:44
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TMP Podcast #6 - New England Clean Energy Connect Project Part II: The Companies Pushing for the Project

This is Part II of the TMP Podcast's analysis of the NECEC Project.  In this episode we focus on the 5 companies pushing for this project.  We go over their history, subsidiaries and what their presence within New England's energy market looks like.  Find Episode Sources HERE ...

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February 06, 2021 00:52:03
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TMP Podcast #5 - New England Clean Energy Connect Analysis Part I: How the NECEC Got Legs

This episode is the first part in a series looking at the New England Clean Energy Connect Project.  In this part, we look at how, exactly, a project like the NECEC gets legs in the first place.  How does New England's wholesale electricity market work & what's happening in Massachusetts to spur this project forward?  Show Sources Listed Here ...

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January 12, 2021 01:09:48
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TMP Podcast #4 Who Voted for Joe Biden & What's Counting Our Votes?

In this episode we use Maine’s secretary of state election data to find exactly where Biden’s surge in support came from by taking a close look at the top 5 counties where his boost in support came from exactly..  We also take a look at the vote tabulator machines used by over half of Maine’s communities and their known security issues. Find Episode Sources Here ...

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December 03, 2020 00:33:11
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TMP Podcast #3 - Election Follow-Up: Finding Biden's Base

Biden got record breaking support in Maine in the November election and in this episode. we’re going to dig at where, exactly, his support came from. We’ll take a hard look at the Associated Press election projections and also take a look at voter registration changes and party enrollment shifts in Maine since the 2016 Presidential election.  Find Episode Sources Here NOTE:  The original audio for this episode sounded awful.  I tried cleaning it up a few weeks after publishing but decided to just re-record the entire episode. Its a near exact word-for-word copy except for a couple of exceptions.  While going over the notes, I found a mistake with some of my AP analysis figures I discuss.  The mistakes were not significant and the corrections do not detract from any conclusions and may actually strengthen them. ...

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November 16, 2020 00:22:57
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TMP Podcast #2 - Maine's November 3rd Election Results Shakedown

Posted On: 11/16/2020 On the second episode of The Maine Polis Podcast we take a in depth look at the result in Maine’s November 3rd Election.  Starting with what’s changed and what’s staying the same in Maine’s legislature and then we’ll examine the results of Maine’s federal elections. ...

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