Maine

Double-Check Instant Runoff Voting Could be First Step for Several States

August 2, 2019

For many reasons, Take Back Our Republic is a strong supporter of Instant Runoffs (also called Ranked Choice Voting). For states that currently have runoffs,  it can eliminate the need for voters to return to the polls almost two months later for a runoff to save money. For states without runoffs, it encourages more ideas, more civil campaigns, and more representative results because candidates know launching vicious attacks makes it hard to get to 50% + 1. We truly believe […]

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Trump Could Have Blown Out Clinton with Ranked Choice Voting

November 16, 2018

Conservatives reading this Washington Post report on the first instant Ranked-Choice Vote (RVC) resulting in the Democrats picking up an extra Congressional seat in Maine may be surprised to hear a judge appointed by Trump provided the strong decision allowing the process. In upholding the law, the Trump appointee states: “…there is no dispute that the RCV Act, the product of a citizens’ initiative, was motivated by a desire to enable third-party and non-party candidates to participate in the political process, […]

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Maine’s 2nd Congressional District at Intersection of Reform Issues

November 14, 2018

For months, money has been pouring into Maine as Democrats hoped to knock off Rep. Bruce Poliquin. In fact, as of November 4th, the state’s 2nd Congressional District had been subject to more than $12 million in outside spending. This represents yet another instance where outside spending outpaced what the candidates themselves were able to raise, with the top 2 contenders, Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden, raising a combined $8,342,698 for the October 17th filing period. Among the incredible outside […]

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Maine Becomes 1st State to Use Ranked Choice Voting Statewide

June 27, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Earlier this month, Maine became the first state to utilize ranked choice voting for a statewide election. Despite opposition from the current governor, the process seems to have gone relatively smoothly. While businessman Shawn Moody won the Republican gubernatorial primary with 56% of the vote, Democrats needed to wait 8 days while the votes were sent to Augusta to be tabulated due to no candidate receiving a majority on the first ballot. When the process was concluded, AG […]

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Take Back Our Republic in the news

July 10, 2017

“Close to 200 residents of Maine and New Hampshire marched from John Paul Jones Park in Kittery, Maine, to Market Square in downtown Portsmouth on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness for the need for clean elections in New Hampshire.” Take Back’s own Liz Iacobucci was a guest speaker at the rally at the end of the march. You can read more about the march to promote clean elections here.

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A Study on State Lobbying: The Relationship Between Party in Control of the Legislature and the State’s with the Highest Lobbyist Growth Number

March 29, 2017

In our last article, we looked at the ten states we have identified as seeing the highest growth rate in the number of state lobbyists: California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Dakota, Maine, New York, and Delaware. In that article, we examined the relationship that growth rate had with the Party that held the governorship. We saw that the ten states were skewed toward a Democrat preference and that the trends indicated higher growth when Democrats were in […]

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A Study on State Lobbying: The Relationship Between Party in Governor’s Mansion and States with the Highest Growth Rate

March 22, 2017

A Study on State Lobbying: The Relationship Between Party in Governor’s Mansion and States with the Highest Growth Rate #4, 3.22.17 By TBOR Staff AUBURN, AL- As we continue our study on state lobbying, we take a closer look at the ten states we have identified as seeing the highest growth rate in the number of state lobbyists: California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Dakota, Maine, New York, and Delaware. In looking at these states, we see a […]

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Paul Lichstein NJ, NY, RI, VT, NH, MA, CT, ME

March 9, 2017

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Voters reject big money in ME, OH, KY, WA & CA

November 4, 2015

In the wake of last night’s big election wins for people concerned about money in politics, I hope you will tune intoNew Hampshire’s only statewide call-in radio shownext Tuesday (November 10) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. where I will be a guest. Also, I will address last night’s election results tomorrow at the Georgia Tea Party meeting in the business office of one of the largest churches in Georgia. Last night’s election results against the undue influence of big […]

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Josh Treat to Serve as Maine Coordinator for Take Back Our Republic

June 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@takeback.org Auburn, AL (June 28, 2015)_ National non-profit Take Back Our Republic (www.takeback.org) announces the selection of Josh Treat as Maine Coordinator. Treat joins a team with political backgrounds that wants to educate the public on conservative solutions for campaign finance reform. “I was very glad to see Take Back Our Republican take on the issue of foreign money being used in American political campaigns,” said Josh Treat, who worked with TBOR ED John Pudner when both […]

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