December 11, 2023

To Gather Signatures to End Bear Hunting, Lying Is Okay

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According to Matt Dunlap, Maine’s Secretary of State, for those around Maine seeking signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot, it’s okay to lie and mislead people as to what they are signing. He says they are protected by “Buyer beware and freedom of speech.”

The video below was taken at an undisclosed site where a person is attempting to gather signatures for the Humane Society of the United States, in order to place a referendum on Maine’s November ballot. This is 8 minutes of lies and yet, evidently, it’s legal to say these things in order to get a signature. According to Dunlap, the only stipulation is that a copy of the proposed law has to be attached to the petition. Therefore, it is up to the potential signer to read the proposed law. Make sure you know what you are signing.