CMP’s political group says employees have been focused by impersonating calls

AUGUSTA, Maine — Notaries who labored for the political arm of Central Maine Energy Co. have been focused by Sunday calls from an individual who pretended to be a higher-up on its referendum marketing campaign, the group stated in a grievance to state officers.

The incident added intrigue to a uncooked battle over dueling questions that certified for the November poll final month. Opponents of CMP are attempting to get voters to authorize a quasi-state takeover of Maine’s main electrical utilities, whereas the CMP-backed query would pressure yet one more vote on borrowing the billions wanted to purchase out the infrastructure.

The calls allegedly got here at some point earlier than consumer-owned utility backers sued the state in an effort to take away the CMP-backed query from the poll. The caller appears to have been asking questions aimed toward invalidating sufficient signatures from registered voters to kill the referendum.