ATTENTION MAINE CITIZENS WHO CARE ABOUT THIS STATE NOT BECOME LIKE THE REST OF THE LOSER STATES.
The vote to overturn governor Lepage's veto fell short by two votes in the house in the first vote.
One representative, Theriault of China, left the floor of the house so he would not to have to go on record as voting against the bill.
There was a second vote.
It looked as if the bill might pass on the second vote.
During the second vote five other representatives who had previously voted yes, under pressure from the republican leadership, also left the floor of the house so that they would be absent and not have to go on the record for voting against the bill.
Those representatives were Dillingham of Oxfard, Hobart of Bowdoinham, Picchiotti of Fairfield, Kinney of Knox, and Timmons of Cumberland.
These six representatives knew that the solar bill was a good bill.
It was supported by every democrat and a majority of the republicans in the state legislature.
These representatives knew that the majority of their constituents wanted them to vote yes. They received emails and phone calls.
Under pressure from the republican house leadership and governor Lepage these six legislators left the floor of the house rather than vote their conscience.
They did this hoping that by doing so they could retain the support of the house republican leadership for the reelection campaigns and while also being able to claim to the people they represent that they did not vote against solar energy.
These legislators failed to do what they knew was right.
They failed to represent the majority of their constituents.
Their behavior was purposefully deceptive.
They are hoping to be able to claim to be supporters of solar energy in Maine despite the fact that their actions are directly responsible for the failure of the most important solar energy legislation in the state's history to become law.
Remember who they are.
These legislators have sided with Lepage against the majority of their constituents, the majority of the Maine people, and the bipartisan majority of their fellow legislators.
If you live in one of their towns don't vote for them in the next election.
If you know anyone who lives in those towns urge them not to vote for them.
HELP anyone in the vicinity. We really need a ride.
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