AUGUSTA – Maine’s Secretary of State said President Donald Trump’s accusations of wide-spread voter fraud may discourage voters in the future.
The president said he is asking for a major investigation into voter fraud after saying he would have won the popular vote if it wasn’t for people who voted illegally.
Secretary Matthew Dunlap said there has been no evidence of voter fraud in Maine and is worried about the president’s comments.
Secretary Dunlap added “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.”
Dunlap said he is proud of the work being done by town clerks and volunteers and stated that he can track the exact process of where a ballot goes from being printed, to being counted.