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Patricia Callahan

About Patricia Callahan

Trish is a writer who lives in Augusta. She has worked professionally in education and social services.

Closed primaries are taxation without representation for the un-enrolled

70% of Maine elections are decided in the primaries. Nearly 4 out of 10 eligible voters are independents, and are thus prohibited from participating in these elections — even though they pay the taxes that fund them. (Reps. Kent Ackley and Owen Casas)