Fake election fliers target Maine college students

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(NECN) – Allegations of voter intimidation on a Maine college campus have students concerned, and state officials at odds.

Students at Bates College in Lewiston report discovering 30 fliers in dining halls and dorms over the weekend that are labeled “legal advisory.”

The fliers read: “If you chose to register and vote in Lewiston, you MUST: Pay to change your driver’s license to Lewiston, Maine within 30 days, Pay to Re-Register any vehicle you have in Lewiston. This includes a Maine state vehicle inspection requirement. Usually hundreds of dollars in total.”

Bates students assumed that it was an effort to suppress voters with liberal leanings.

Maine’s Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said students should ignore these flyers.

“Trying to influence someone not to vote is not only shameful, it should be treasonous,” Dunlap said.

 

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