The Bangor Daily News took a transcript of LePage’s June public forum in Richmond and checked about 80 statements of fact. The analysis found scores of mistruths and misunderstandings of basic government functions.

See our full annotation of LePage’s Richmond town hall below. Click on highlighted passages to view our notes.

BDN writers Michael Shepherd, Christopher Cousins and Matthew Stone contributed research. 

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Darren Fishell

Darren is a Portland-based reporter for the Bangor Daily News writing about the Maine economy and business. He's interested in putting economic data in context and finding the stories behind the numbers.