AUGUSTA, ME– Today Sara Gideon was seen in a video directly violating state election law.
The video shows Gideon and her staff handing out her campaign signs within 250 feet of the entrance to the Presque Isle polling location – a clear violation of laws designed to protect the integrity of the election process.
Today’s violation is only the latest example of Gideon breaking election laws. She was also recently found guilty of violating campaign finance and ethics laws with an illegal campaign donation, and California hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer was recently caught giving far more than the maximum allowable donation to Gideon’s campaign.
Gideon’s election law violation at the polls in Presque Isle today should be swiftly investigated by Secretary of State Matt Dunlap. Poll wardens statewide should also beware of more illegal activity by Gideon’s campaign.
Here’s the relevant state law:
- Influence prohibited. On public property within 250 feet of the entrance to the voting place as well as within the voting place itself, a person may not:
A. Influence another person’s decision regarding a candidate for an office or question that is on the ballot for the election that day; or [PL 2019, c. 371, §21 (AMD).]
B. Attempt to influence another person’s decision regarding a candidate for an office or question that is on the ballot for the election that day. [PL 2019, c. 371, §21 (AMD).]