LTE: Maine elections are for Mainers

December 16, 2021

During the recent referendum campaign over the CMP Power Corridor, Hydro-Quebec, owned by the Province of Quebec (, spent millions of dollars, funneled through political action committees, to influence the outcome of our referendum. And now they have joined a lawsuit to try to overturn the referendum passed overwhelmingly by the people of Maine. This is completely unacceptable and outrageous. That any foreign government could do this in our state is just plain wrong. Maine elections are about Maine and Mainers, not other countries. However, a current loophole in federal law allows this to happen, and it is happening right now.

But there is something we can do about it. A new referendum effort called Protect Maine Elections is currently underway…

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