Voters in Maine should double-check their Party registration after Maine elections officials warned the No Labels Party has been duping voters to change their political affiliation under the guise of signing a petition to get the Party on the November ballot, NBC News reports.
In what they hope to be the strongest third party showing in three decades, No Labels has gotten the endorsement of self-declared centrists like former Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and ersatz Democrat former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. It hopes to put candidates on the ballot in all 50 states, including for the presidency, but Democrats fear the third party challenge may siphon enough votes away to give Donald Trump or another Republican a pathway to victory.
Maine election officials say they’ve received numerous complaints from voters who signed what they were told was a petition to get an as-yet-unnamed No Labels candidate on the ballot in the November 2024 election, but in fact, had signed a form changing their Party affiliation, making them ineligible to vote in closed Democratic or Republican primaries. Maine Secretary of State’s office has sent letters to newly-registered No Labels voters advising them to review their listed affiliation.