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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 02:35 PM
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What is the recall/impeachment process here in Maine?
Apart from the lies the governor has been spewing, it now appears he is harboring an illegal alien. If he were a Democrat, the GOP would be calling for his resignation. Obviously, LePage is not going to resign. What is the process for recall or impeachment of a sitting governor?

Maine deserves better than a governor who flaunts the law.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 02:46 PM
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1. Maine has no recall of state legislators or elected officials..
....not that that hasn't kept LePage's press spokesman from claiming such petitions are being circulated -- and impeachment works as it does in Congress.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 02:54 PM
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2. Yeah, I've been looking at the Maine Constitution
Article V, Section 12
Shall enforce the laws. The Governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

Article IX, Section 5
Removal by impeachment or address. Every person holding any civil office under this State, may be removed by impeachment, for misdemeanor in office; and every person holding any office, may be removed by the Governor on the address of both branches of the Legislature. But before such address shall pass either House, the causes of removal shall be stated and entered on the journal of the House in which it originated, and a copy thereof served on the person in office, that the person may be admitted to a hearing in that person's own defense.


Looks like we need to find a Legislator with cajones enough to start articles of impeachment...somehow I doubt that'll happen.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:59 PM
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3. It's onky a matter of time before LePage winds up drunk in public
yup
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