Maine: bill proposes to block ou-of-state college students from voting
The Bowdoin Orient reports: A lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Maine House of Representatives that would take away voting rights for college students from out-of-state.
The legislature's Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony on the bill Wednesday and will hold a vote on February 7.
The sponsor of the bill, Representative Gary Knight, R-Livermore Falls, said that sometimes college students commit voter fraud by voting both at college and at home, according to a report in the Kennebec Journal. Other supporters of the bill say that students living in dormitories in Maine colleges just aren't residents. ...
In an e-mail to the Orient, Don Cookson, communications director at the Department of the Secretary of State, confirmed that in the last five years there have been no cases of voter fraud in the entire state. -- Bill would limit voting rights for non-Mainers