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LePage's first lie in office?

What he said in his inaugural address: “The word ‘people’ appears in the Maine Constitution 49 times. You cannot find a single mention of the words, ‘politics,’ ‘Republican,’ ‘Democrat,’ ‘Green,’ or ‘independent’ in 37 pages of preambles, articles, and sections of our state constitution.”

While his context was about political affiliation, and he’s right about the first four items on his list, the basic simple truth is that the word “independent” appears three times — in the Preamble, Article I, and Article IV.

 

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