MDP Statement on Victory for Yes on 1

Posted on November 9, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

MDP Chairman Ben Grant released this statement last night:

 

“Today, Mainers sent a clear message – the GOP made a terrible miscalculation when it rammed through this measure to limit access to the ballot. Voting is sacred to people of every political persuasion, and no secretly-funded campaign of lies can convince Mainers otherwise. This is a huge victory for Maine and for the country. In at least 30 states, the GOP is pushing voter suppression laws because they know the only way for them to stay in power is to keep people away from the voting booth. Today, Mainers did their part in turning back these shameful attempts to weaken the voice of the people in our elections.”For months, Charlie Webster has been attacking and intimidating voters. He started this campaign with baseless accusation of voter fraud and ended it with homophobic advertisements and mailers. All the while Republican leaders stood on the sidelines silently condoning this behavior. And today, Mainers told them they would not stand for it. I’m proud of every Mainer who voted “yes” today and protected their constitutional rights.

“Webster, LePage and his allies have blown through all their credibility in this campaign. Mainers are not going to forget that next year and they won’t forget who the Maine Democratic Party is working for. This isn’t the last vote of 2011, this is the first vote of 2012.”

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