AUGUSTA, ME– Maine Republican Party Chair, Dr. Demi Kouzounas, issued the following statement regarding the Secretary of State’s Decision to reject the People’s Veto of RCV in Presidential Elections.
“Let me be clear. This fight is not over.” said Chair Dr. Demi Kouzounas. “It is abundantly clear that the Secretary of State used every trick in the book to throw out enough signatures through a litany of technicalities to keep this question off the ballot.
The voters who signed these petitions to Repeal Ranked Choice voting deserve to be heard, not silenced through bureaucratic technicalities. These voters were from across the political spectrum and included Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. We were given no notice of this decision before it was announced by the Secretary of State, but this statement is our notice that we will fight to make sure every Maine voter is heard and every legitimate signature is counted.”