New metal towers stand on land recently cleared on an existing Central Maine Power power line corridor on April 26, 2021 near Bingham. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

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I think Maine voters can tell corporate lawyers have written Question 1 come November.

It should be broken down into different articles as it covers different agendas. I believe these additional agendas are leverage to get the vote they anticipate. Example: If there is a yes vote to ban the corridor, that yes also applies to retroactive laws, etc. So, as voters we are not afforded the right to vote no on that part. 

I think the wording of this referendum question ensures they will be getting what they want no matter if we vote yes or no.

Nona Cirone


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