Editorials: Turning away college students in Maine | Bangor Daily News
Here’s a great economic development strategy for the oldest state in the nation — treat college-educated young people as pariahs.
Rather than encourage these people to begin to put down roots and get involved in the local community, ensure that you are as unwelcoming as possible. Accuse them of fraud. Blame them when local elections didn’t go the way you wanted. Put up barriers making it harder for them to vote locally.
Earlier this week, Charlie Webster, head of the Maine Republican Party, held up a list he said showed 206 college students from other states have illegally voted in Maine.