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Maine Lawmakers Face Massive Will of the People to Protect Ranked Choice Voting

by Shawn M. Griffiths, published

There was a huge update with Maine ranked choice voting Wednesday.

The State Senate tabled the bill that called for full repeal of the voter-approved initiative, and voted unanimously (without a roll call tally) to send a constitutional amendment to the State House that would bring the ranked choice voting statute into compliance with a state constitutional provision that affects three state elections.

This is the result of thousands of Mainers calling, emailing, and talking to their state representatives and senators to protect the will of the people and reject full repeal of ranked choice voting.

It is the result of all the Maine voters who packed hearing rooms to voice their support for ranked choice voting -- even bringing around a co-sponsor of the full repeal bill.

Read more about the massive response from voters here.

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