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Swimming lessons are in full swing around lakes, ponds and pools this summer.

But even in a state like Maine, with so many bodies of water, getting access to lessons can be challenging. Some people can't afford them. Others have a lifelong fear of the water. According to the American Red Cross, more than half of all Americans either can't swim or lack basic swimming skills. The Red Cross is doubling down on efforts to teach more people about water safety.

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As part of an effort to strengthen its defense of the nation’s election system from cyber-tampering, the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated a list of individuals in each state for clearance to receive classified information about suspected attacks.

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Just days after the nation's top intelligence officer warned of persistent attempts by Russia to hack American voting infrastructure, the Maine Secretary of State's office confirmed that it is seeking federal funds to beef up cybersecurity of the state’s voter registration system.

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For the second time in less than a year, a federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to turn documents related to the work of an advisory commission on election integrity over to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.

The commission disbanded in January, shortly after Dunlap filed suit. As a commission appointee, Dunlap said he was denied access to crucial information, including state voting data. A federal judge has now ordered defendants to produce relevant documents by July 18.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says turnout was mixed for Tuesday's June primary.  Dunlap, who toured the state today, says some towns had local issues on the ballot that drove increased turnout, while others reported light activity.

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To explain how citizens will experience Ranked Choice Voting next Tuesday Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap visited Maine Calling.

To clarify, as Dunlap noted, you can enroll with one of the two parties on election day if you are currently unenrolled, or have not registered to vote. But to change parties, you must do so 15 days before election day.

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Secretary of State Matt Dunlap explains how ranked-choice voting will work in the upcoming elections and also discusses election integrity.

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The Secretary of State says Republican U.S. Senate candidate Max Linn has enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, even though more than 200 of them were ruled invalid, including several of people who are dead. 

The findings followed a challenge filed by the campaign of state Sen Eric Brakey, a Republican hoping to unseat independent U.S. Sen Angus King in the fall.

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A federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump’s election fraud commission must share correspondence and other documents with one of its Democratic members, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.

Voting Rights & Voter Fraud

Aug 15, 2017
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Maine’s Secretary of State Matt Dunlap -  a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity – has twice declined to provide Maine voter information to the Commission.  We’ll discuss why Maine and many other states will not share voter information, as well as the underlying debate over voter fraud and voter suppression.  President Trump, Governor LePage and other Republicans say they believe voter fraud is widespread. Others believe that voter fraud is a non-issue, and that overblown charges of fraud are cover for nefarious voter suppression efforts.