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Gov. LePage’s Binder of Black and Brown People Is Actually Pretty White

According to our count, more than half of the people in Gov. LePage’s binder are white. Last month, Maine’s Gov. LePage once again got our attention when he claimed to be keeping a binder of “every single drug dealer who has been arrested in our state,” 90 percent of whom, he said, are Black or Hispanic. We couldn’t believe that was true, so we filed a public records request for the binder.
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