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ATLANTA (AP) By Tuesday afternoon, the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline had received some 17,500 calls from voters experiencing problems at their polling places. Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which helps run the hotline, says that is on par with the number of calls received during a presidential election. The hotline had received about 10,400 calls by the same time during the last midterm election in 2014. Clarke says most reports of voting problems were connected to malfunctioning voting machines.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Three candidates are vying to succeed conservative Republican Gov. Paul LePage in Maine. The candidates agree that LePage steadied finances in an aging, rural and economically sluggish state. But they also agree that it’s time for a change in tone in the governor’s office after eight years of LePage’s style and distrust of the press.
(August AP) A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Maine said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday’s elections, AP VoteCast found that 35 percent of Maine voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 65 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
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