The following threat was posted as a comment on our post about the People’s Veto in Maine.
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Submitted on 2009/05/09 at 1:10pm
For the record, the names and home addresses of each person signing the veto petitions will be available for publication under the Freedom of Information Act.
Potential signers of the veto petition should be aware that this is not an anonymous process. Contributors to Proposition 8 in California were horrified to learn that their names and home addresses were made public.
In fairness, Maine voters should be aware of this in deciding whether or not to stand up publicly against marriage equality and must be willing to accept any ramifications as a result of their act of petition.
Threats received on this site are taken seriously. I have forwarded this comment and all identifying information to law enforcement officials in Maine for investigation.
Voter intimidation is not only wrong, it is illegal.