Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:25

Maine Secretary of State says there is no evidence of voting fraud Featured

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AUGUSTA - President Donald Trump continues to push the idea of voter fraud and Maine's Secretary of State says not only is it not happening here, but this could discourage voters in the future.

The president says he is asking for a major investigation into voter fraud and has made comments that he would have won the popular vote if it wasn't for people who voted illegally. The president has not provided information to back up those claims and so far there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

 

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says he disagrees with the president's claims.

 

"We have seen absolutely no allegations, even unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud from this last election cycle. So to keep talking about it, as if it's something that's real, when it's clearly not, I think just really damages the public's perspective on the integrity of our elections," says Dunlap.

 

When it comes to Maine, Dunlap says he is proud of the work being done by town clerks and volunteers, stating that he can track the exact process of where a ballot goes from being printed to being counted.

 

President Trump says depending on what his investigation finds, he may push for changes in the voting process.

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