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While half the state's voters went to the polls Tuesday, many did so with reluctance, voicing their displeasure at a campaign season marred by attack ads and heated rhetoric. With one of the nastiest Maine elections in memory just ended, it may not seem like the state's Code of Election Ethics made much of a difference. Although the code did not stop candidates from attacking their opponents, the document, signed by all those running for federal office and the Blaine House, gave the public and the media a means to question tactics they found unacceptable.
Young, Susan, "Code of Election Ethics Served a Purpose, Co-Creator Says" (2002). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 291.
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