Maine Officer Denied Ballot After Declining to Surrender Weapon
November 02, 2010
Bangor, Maine, officials are now dealing with the fallout from an election official's decision to deny a local officer a ballot when he declined to hand over his service weapon, reports the Bangor Daily News.
During a press conference, Bangor Chief Ron Gastia said officers aren't required to surrender their firearms to vote. And the election warden who turned the officer away has been dismissed.
Read the full story at BangorDailyNews.com.
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MikeAT @ 11/2/2010 11:18 PM
Good news is the idiot who stopped the officer from voting got fired!
Good to know there is some accountability in the government.
Starrman69 @ 11/3/2010 7:21 AM
Outrageous! I still have the article from my hometown paper with a photo of me, in uniform, casting a ballot in the early morning as I worked in another city and did not want to take a chance of being held over on OT and not being able to vote. There was absolutely no challenge from the election officials.
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