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Real ID 

Today’s appearance of Kathleen McGee of Bowdoinham and Donna Bendiksen of Portland along with others opposed to the state law showed a united front during a petition drive aimed at collecting 55,000 signatures by July 17th to put the proposal on the November ballot.

McGee says state lawmakers overwhelming barred the state from complying with Real ID but backed down because of what she called &quot:intimidation, abuse and tyrannical tactics&quot: by the Department of Homeland Security.

Critics describe Real ID as an unwanted invasion of privacy as well as an unfunded mandate. They say it would do little, if anything, to boost security.