Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that Question 1, promoting statewide election reform, is “a scam” aimed at making the “wealthy wealthier and the poor people dumb.”
TO READ MORE: http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2015-10-15/Front_Page/LePage_Election_reform_a_scam.htmlThe proposal on the November ballot would boost Maine’s taxpayer-funded election system by increasing its two-year allocation from $4 million to $6 million, adding transparency requirements and increasing penalties for election law violations.
The Republican governor is a longtime opponent of the Maine Clean Election Act. He has called it “welfare for politicians,” tried to defund it and was a surprise guest at a State House news conference by Mainers Against Welfare for Politicians, a conservative group formed to oppose Question 1.