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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ADVOCATES FOR INTEGRITY OF SENATE DISTRICT 25 ELECTION

Augusta, ME, December 8, 2014 -- This morning the League of Women Voters of Maine sent the letter attached to Senator Roger J. Katz, Chair of the Special Elections Committee, about the unresolved election in Senate District 25.

In the letter, the League emphasizes the importance of counting every vote and upholding the confidence of Maine people in the integrity of their elections. The League urged the Special Elections Committee to adopt a fair, thorough, and transparent process that puts voter interests above partisan interests -- a process that gives the public confidence that whichever candidate actually received the majority of the votes is declared the winner.

According to League President Barbara McDade, "Maine elections work, and Maine people rightly have confidence in the conduct of their elections. We urge the Special Elections Committee to uphold the trust of Maine people and demonstrate that, even when things go wrong, our leaders rise to the occasion to do what's right." In its letter, the League urges the Senate to consider making provisions for a nonpartisan process to determine recount appeals in the future.

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