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Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers A House Seat In Maine

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2018-11-15 19:53:22 from the vote-for-anyone-but-him dept.

NPR is reporting [] that Democrat Jared Golden has been declared the winner of Maine House District 2 after ranked-choice voting boosted his vote count over Republican Bruce Poliquin. Poliquin had received more initial votes than Golden, but did not receive the requisite 50% of the vote.

Maine's new ranked-choice system of voting [] allows voters to rank candidates in their order of preference and to transfer their votes if no candidate gets more than 50 percent.

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