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The Maine Polis Podcast
The Maine Polis
Policy & Politics from Vacationland
Jun 11, 2022
TMP Podcast #12 - The Problem with Poliquin
Former US House Rep Bruce Poliquin faces off against Caratunk councilwoman Liz Caruso for the Republican spot to face Democrat incumbent Jared Golden in the November Mid-terms. I go over some of what Ive heard Bruce speak on and why I think its problematic for Maine's 2nd district. Show Notes... Republican congressional primary suddenly turns red hot - Lewiston Sun Journal Republican congressional candidates differ on whether U.S. should aid Ukraine - CentralMaine.com Liz Caruso, candidate for Maine CD2, sits down for Voice of the Voter interview (transcript) Bruce Poliquin seeks to reclaim his old seat in Congress Bruce Poliquin’s Wall Street past raises questions Told to Defund Police, Portland Adds Three “Civilians” to the Force Maine municipalities review police funding, tackle systemic racism after protests Pressure mounts on Maine’s municipal officials to rein in police departments
May 10, 2022
TMP Podcast #11 - How the Maine Dems Became the Largest Voter Block In Maine
In a previous episode it was discovered that sometime between 2016 and 2020 the total number of registered Democrats overtook voters with no party affiliation as the largest voter block in Maine. This episode uses voter registration data to look at the signs leading up to "the switch" and the circumstances of when it actually happened. This episode also looks at absentee voting trends by comparing absentee ballot totals over the past 3 presidential elections.
Feb 10, 2022
TMP Podcast #10 - Special Elections & Maine's Ruling Party
This episode looks at Maine's most recent special election for House District 27 and what it says about Maine's wider political landscape.
Jan 31, 2022
TMP Podcast #9 - Maine's Fireworks Policy Problems & A First Look at Bill to Prevent Election Audits
This episode starts off with a look at LD 1307, An act to Restrict the Sale, Purchase and use of Fireworks in the State, as well as some other fireworks legislation to see where Maine’s fireworks policy is failing. The episode also explores a potential problem with LD 1779, An Act to Protect Election Integrity by Regulating Possession of Ballots and Voting Machine Devices. Check Here For Show Notes
Nov 1, 2021
TMP Podcast #8 - New England Clean Energy Connect Project Part III: HydroQuebec & The Environmental Cost of Clean Energy
This is the final part of a 3 part series looking the New England Clean Energy Connect Project. This episode looks at Hydro-Quebec and a handful of their largest hydroelectric facilities; The Beaurharnois, The Bersimis, The Manic-Outardes, The Romaine and James Bay Projects. The episode also looks into the environmental cost of this type of clean energy for the local environment and for the entire region. Find episode show notes & sources here
3 hr 7 min
Jul 20, 2021
TMP Podcast #7 - Maine's Election Process Part I: The Municipal Players, Election Day & Absentee Voting
This episode goes in deep on Maine’s Election process at the municipal level. I explain the specific roles and responsibilities of those involved in pulling of a Maine Election on both Election Day & the 3 Months of Absentee Voting leading up to Election Day. We get even deeper exploring the rules around 3rd parties helping voters cast absentee, how “Get Out The Vote” groups get your address and the legality of making copies of blank ballots vs. making copies of completed ballots. Click here for Sources & Show Notes
2 hr 5 min
Feb 16, 2021
TMP Podcast #6 - New England Clean Energy Connect Project Part II: The Companies Pushing for the Project
This is Part II of the TMP Podcast's analysis of the NECEC Project. In this episode we focus on the 5 companies pushing for this project. We go over their history, subsidiaries and what their presence within New England's energy market looks like. Find Episode Sources HERE
Feb 6, 2021
TMP Podcast #5 - New England Clean Energy Connect Analysis Part I: How the NECEC Got Legs
This episode is the first part in a series looking at the New England Clean Energy Connect Project. In this part, we look at how, exactly, a project like the NECEC gets legs in the first place. How does New England's wholesale electricity market work & what's happening in Massachusetts to spur this project forward? Show Sources Listed Here
Jan 11, 2021
TMP Podcast #4 Who Voted for Joe Biden & What's Counting Our Votes?
In this episode we use Maine’s secretary of state election data to find exactly where Biden’s surge in support came from by taking a close look at the top 5 counties where his boost in support came from exactly.. We also take a look at the vote tabulator machines used by over half of Maine’s communities and their known security issues. Find Episode Sources Here
1 hr 10 min
Dec 3, 2020
TMP Podcast #3 - Election Follow-Up: Finding Biden's Base
Biden got record breaking support in Maine in the November election and in this episode. we’re going to dig at where, exactly, his support came from. We’ll take a hard look at the Associated Press election projections and also take a look at voter registration changes and party enrollment shifts in Maine since the 2016 Presidential election. Find Episode Sources Here NOTE: The original audio for this episode sounded awful. I tried cleaning it up a few weeks after publishing but decided to just re-record the entire episode. Its a near exact word-for-word copy except for a couple of exceptions. While going over the notes, I found a mistake with some of my AP analysis figures I discuss. The mistakes were not significant and the corrections do not detract from any conclusions and may actually strengthen them.
Nov 16, 2020
TMP Podcast #2 - Maine's November 3rd Election Results Shakedown
Posted On: 11/16/2020 On the second episode of The Maine Polis Podcast we take a in depth look at the result in Maine’s November 3rd Election. Starting with what’s changed and what’s staying the same in Maine’s legislature and then we’ll examine the results of Maine’s federal elections.
Nov 2, 2020
TMP Podcast #1 - Sara Gideon's Time at the State House
Posted On: 11/2/2020 On the first episode of the Maine Polis Podcast we take a closer look at Sara Gideon's record in the Maine State House. Gideon is running for a senate seat against incumbent Susan Collins, Lisa Savage and Max Lin.