Maine Governor Predicts Voter Fraud on Election Day

Oct 18, 2016

BANGOR, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he doesn't think Maine is going to have a "clean election'' because IDs aren't required to vote.

LePage told WVOM-FM on Tuesday that "people from the cemetery'' will be voting, and that people who aren't citizens will be voting, as well. He said that until identification is required at polling places that elections in Maine and the U.S. won't be "legitimate.''

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Maine's top election official, disputed the governor's contention about voter fraud, and called voter identification a "political issue.''

LePage's comments echo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments. Trump has said that the election is "rigged.''