Town clerk says none of Maine GOP's 'wrong ballot' affidavits are from Edgecomb
EDGECOMB (WGME) -- The Maine Republican Party says it has collected affidavits from 17 people in the Midcoast who say they believe they got the wrong Congressional ballot last month, claiming they got the ballots for the Second District instead of the first.
The Edgecomb Town Clerk now says she reviewed all 17 affidavits cited by the GOP, and says none come from Edgecomb, a community that was cited by the GOP.
The Secretary of State claims it's virtually impossible that the wrong congressional ballots ended up in the wrong district, that not a single person made such a claim on Election Day and that the voting machines are programmed to reject ballots from outside of the appropriate district.
This issue is separate from an ongoing recount in the Second District, and a lawsuit by Republican Bruce Poliquin over the ranked-choice voting process.
The Maine Republican Party has issued statement on this matter.
It appears the press release yesterday transposed Edgecomb for East Boothbay as towns that we had affidavits from.
We had reports from voters in Edgecomb but no affidavits from Edgecomb, however we had an affidavit from East Boothbay, and in the process of composing the press release, it appears we transposed the two.