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US: Maine (News/Activism)

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  • Eagle-eyed residents reveal sophisticated migrant smuggling operation at northern US border

    02/19/2024 11:40:16 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 18, 2024 | Social Links forJack Morphet and Social Links forChris Nesi
    Unsettling Post footage and interviews with US residents along the Canadian border offer a rare glimpse into the thriving migrant smuggling operation that has taken hold up north in addition to the debacle to the south. ... smugglers have become so rampant that some locals are packing pistols to protect themselves and turning into amateur sleuths to help thwart them. “Now I’ve got the Border Patrol guys on speed dial,” local Chris Feeley, 52, recently grimly acknowledged. ... According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, the number of migrants illegally entering the US at the northern border last year...
  • Aroostook school district changes course, won’t use finger scanning software to track attendance (but more than 2 million students in 48 states are tracked via use biometrics on daily basis)

    02/15/2024 4:28:20 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 17 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | February 14, 2024 | Dennis Hoey
    Caribou High School has changed course and decided against implementing a biometric identification system to track student attendance. Parents and guardians of students who attend the high school were notified Wednesday that Regional School Unit 39 has abandoned its plan to use a finger scanning system at the high school, which enrolls about 460 students in grades 9-12. The RSU39 district serves students from Caribou and Stockholm. “Following careful consideration and feedback from our community, it was determined that the implementation of this system will not proceed,” Superintendent Jane McCall said in a statement released Wednesday. Only 2% of parents...
  • Maine ordered to turn over voter rolls to conservative group

    02/07/2024 6:29:08 PM PST · by CFW · 7 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 2/6/24 | Christian Wade
    (The Center Square) — Maine is required to release its voter lists to a conservative group that's conducting audits of recent elections to probe for fraud following a new federal court ruling. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in Boston sided with lawyers for the Virginia-based Public Interest Legal Foundation, which filed the lawsuit, who argued that federal law allows data to be available for public inspection. The three-judge panel cited a provision of the National Voter Registration Act requiring public disclosure of "all records concerning the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy...
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • This State Will Take Kids Away If Parents Refuse to Allow Them to Undergo Transgender Treatments

    01/18/2024 8:36:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/18/2024 | Sarah Arnold
    Maine is on the docket to becoming a "sanctuary state" for children seeking to undergo life-alternating transgender treatments. In an effort to create a "safe space" for teens, Maine's state legislature is eyeing a bill that would give authorities the right to take custody of kids away from parents and guardians who oppose allowing medical providers to impose "gender-affirming care" onto their children. The "Act to Safeguard Gender Affirming Health Care" would allow a "court to take temporary jurisdiction because a child has been unable to obtain gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care." LD1735, brought forth by Rep....
  • Maine Bill Allows Authorities to Take Kids Away from Parents Who Resist Transgendering Children

    01/18/2024 5:40:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2024 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    A bill being debated in Maine’s state legislature would give authorities the power to take children away from parents who oppose allowing medical providers to impose “gender-affirming care” onto their children. The bill, LD1735, is explicit about this startling new power In its summary, for instance, directly states, “The bill authorizes a court to take temporary jurisdiction because a child has been unable to obtain gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.” There seems to be no provision made for religious objection. Parents would have no parental rights on the issue; either they allow their children to be exposed...
  • JUST IN: Maine Court Orders Trump Back on Ballot Pending SCOTUS Ruling

    01/17/2024 3:35:02 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 1/17/2024 | cristina laila
    The Maine Superior Court on Wednesday ordered Trump back on the ballot pending a decision from the US Supreme Court. President Trump appealed Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ 2024 ballot ban to the state superior court on Tuesday. “Former President Donald Trump’s legal team on Tuesday appealed Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ ruling that deemed him ineligible from appearing on the state’s GOP primary ballot to Maine’s Superior Court, the state’s top trial court,” ABC News reported. Maine’s psychotic Democrat Secretary of State Shenna Bellows unilaterally barred Trump from the 2024 ballot because she decided the former president...
  • “The error is significant”: South Portland Faces $4 Million Budget Shortfall After Mistakenly Failing to Increase Property Taxes Enough

    01/17/2024 1:59:46 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 20 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Edward Tomic
    “The error is significant”: South Portland Faces $4 Million Budget Shortfall After Mistakenly Failing to Increase Property Taxes Enough Edward Tomic The City of South Portland is working to close a $4 million shortfall in their current fiscal year budget they identified earlier this month — a gap the city attributes to mistakenly not taxing residents enough to support the City Council-approved budget. According to the city, South Portland’s current mill rate is $14.14, meaning property owners must pay $14.14 out of every $1,000 of their property’s assessed value. But it should have been raised to $14.69 this past summer...
  • Maine House Speaker’s Plan to Give Illegal Aliens Driver’s Licenses is Dead – For Now

    01/17/2024 1:47:45 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 7 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Edward Tomic
    Maine House Speaker’s Plan to Give Illegal Aliens Driver’s Licenses is Dead – For Now Edward Tomic A bill proposed by Maine House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross (D-Portland) that would have allowed illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses was shot down by the Legislature’s Transportation Committee during a Tuesday afternoon public hearing. The bill, LD 1138, would have removed the requirement to prove legal presence in the U.S. in order to obtain a Maine driver’s license or state identification card. When opening the public hearing on the bill, Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Lydia Crafts (D-Newcastle) said that Talbot Ross had...
  • Maine Court Orders Secretary of State Bellows to Revisit Trump’s Ballot Eligibility After SCOTUS Decides Colorado Case

    01/17/2024 1:38:37 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 4 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Libby Palanza
    The Maine Wire Maine Court Orders Secretary of State Bellows to Revisit Trump’s Ballot Eligibility After SCOTUS Decides Colorado Case Libby Palanza The Maine Superior Court on Wednesday ordered Secretary of State Shenna Bellows to revisit her decision blocking former President Donald Trump from Maine’s primary ballot pending the Supreme Court’s issuance of an opinion in a similar case out of Colorado. Secretary Bellows will need to release her updated ruling within thirty days of the Supreme Court publishing its ruling in Trump v. Anderson, a case concerning former President Trump’s eligibility to appear on Colorado’s presidential primary ballot later...
  • Maine spends $132,000 of taxpayer cash on group who say state should be renamed DAWNLAND to honor Native Americans and that its place names - including Norway, Paris, Nipple and Old Maid's Rock - are racist or sexist

    01/13/2024 5:41:49 AM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13 2024 | WILL POTTER
    Maine officials are coming under fire after handing a $132,000 contract to a racial justice group, only for it to conclude with a 30-minute webinar on 'problematic' place names. Taxpayers footed the bill for the lecture as part of the state's employment of non-profit Atlantic Black Box (ABB), which claims to 'engage the public in the collective rewriting of our regional history.' In footage of the webinar this week, ABB founder Meadow Dibble urged attendees to acknowledge suffering caused by 'white settler people' as she rattled off place names Maine residents should feel offended by.
  • Maine Builds New Rent-Free Apartments for Migrants Paid by State’s Taxpayers

    01/11/2024 6:24:37 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/11/2024 | John Binder
    Maine’s taxpayers are footing the bill for new apartments built specifically for newly arrived border crossers and illegal aliens who will have at least two years’ worth of rent paid for. This week, Maine officials in Brunswick unveiled new apartments that will go to border crossers and illegal aliens who will have their rent paid for at least two years, News Center Maine reports:
  • No Labels confirmed as new political party with ballot access in Maine

    01/06/2024 4:52:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | January 5, 2024 | Rachel Ohm
    No Labels, a national group preparing for a potential third-party presidential campaign this fall, has qualified as a political party in Maine, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said on Friday.Bellows said No Labels had met the requirement that it enroll at least 5,000 voters into the new party, making it eligible to participate in the June primaries and November general election. As of Tuesday, there were approximately 9,423 Maine voters enrolled in the No Labels Party, the Department of the Secretary of State said.“This milestone validates what has been clear for a long time, which is that the No Labels...
  • A Nation on the Brink: Ballot Challenges Against Trump Must Be Forcefully Condemned

    01/01/2024 12:39:42 PM PST · by libstripper · 29 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Jan.1, 2024 | Olivia Ingrassia
    Maine has now become the second state in as many weeks, following a December 19 Colorado Supreme Court decision, to make the determination that President Donald Trump cannot appear on the ballot in the 2024 election. In a unilateral decision, the unelected secretary of state and far-left activist, heretofore unknown Shenna Bellows, disqualified from her state’s ballot the leading presidential candidate and presumptive nominee for the GOP. Rejecting any pretense of acting in accordance with due process or the rule of law, Bellows reasoned that our “sacred” democracy would only be preserved if she took it upon herself to reject...
  • Bates College Faculty Subjected To ‘Toxic’ DEI Struggle Sessions By Administrators

    01/01/2024 7:30:31 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Federalist ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2023 | Roy Matthews
    Faculty said they felt trapped in an ‘alternate reality’ when trying to navigate the college’s ‘toxic’ DEI environment.. College students attending universities with restrictive speech codes are used to walking on eggshells and keeping their heads down on campus out of fear of committing social suicide or experiencing violence. In the disordered world of contemporary higher education, Jewish students receive limited, if any, support from school administrators amid explicit calls for violence against them, while other students face punishment for banal infractions like rolling a “free speech ball” around campus. But if you are shocked at how students are subject...
  • Maine secretary of state’s house 'swatted' day after Trump ballot disqualification decision

    12/30/2023 10:31:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2023 5:44pm EST | Brie Stimson
    The home of Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows was “swatted” Friday evening, police confirmed Saturday. Maine State Police responded after an unidentified man lied about having broken into the house. Bellows and her family were away at the time of the hoax call. […] On Saturday, Bellows called the swatting call “unacceptable” in a lengthy statement on Facebook. …
  • Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’s home targeted with swatting call

    12/30/2023 4:42:57 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | December 30, 2023 | Maria Elena Little Endara
    Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows on Saturday said her home was the target of a swatting call and she has received threats since her ruling Thursday that Donald Trump is ineligible to appear on the state’s ballot in the Republican primary in 2024. “This behavior is unacceptable. The non-stop threatening communications the people who work for me endured all day yesterday is unacceptable,” Bellows, a Democrat, wrote on Facebook Saturday afternoon. “It’s designed to scare not only me but also others into silence, to send a message.” The Maine Department of Public Safety issued a statement Saturday confirming the...
  • Maine Dem who booted Trump from ballot met with Biden, called Electoral College ‘white supremacy’

    12/30/2023 2:55:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 30/12/23 | Rich Calder
    The Maine Democrat who moved to boot former President Donald Trump from the state’s Republican primary ballot visited the White House twice in the past year — meeting President Joe Biden during one jaunt — and reportedly once referred to the Electoral College as a “relic of white supremacy.” Secretary of State Shenna Bellows visited the White House in March and again in June, visitor logs show. On March 22, she attended a Women’s History Month event and took a photo with a smiling Biden, putting his left hand and on her shoulder and clutching one of her hands with...
  • Maine's GOP to file Impeachment against SOS Bellows

    12/29/2023 9:02:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Twitter - X - / CitizenFreePress ^ | 6:16 AM · Dec 29, 2023 | Steve Robinson
    Maine GOP Chairman Joel Stetkis tells @WGANMorningNews that Republicans are preparing a challenge to @shennabellows' decision in Maine Superior Court. They are also looking at converting Maine's GOP nomination to a caucus system. Lawmakers are also filing impeachment orders. 6:16 AM · Dec 29, 2023 · 8,224 Views
  • Maine Republicans Prep Effort to Impeach Shenna Bellows (interesting reader comments at source - Dem 2024 strategy is removal at local level regardless of legality)

    12/29/2023 3:05:21 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 37 replies
    The Maine Wire ^ | December 29, 2023 | Steve Robinson
    Republican lawmakers in Maine are preparing impeachment orders against Secretary of State Shenna Bellows following her decision to remove former President Donald J. Trump from the Maine GOP presidential primary ballot.“I wish to impeach her on the grounds that she is barring an American citizen and 45th President of the United States, who is convicted of no crime or impeachment, their right to appear on a Maine Republican Party ballot in March,” Rep. John Andrews (R-Paris) said in a statement. “This is raw partisanship and has no place in the office of our state’s Constitutional Officers,” Andrews said. Bellows, a...