Campaign to Repeal Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Fails to Get Enough Signatures

Created: 15 July, 2020
Updated: 14 August, 2022
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The Maine Secretary of State reported Wednesday that the campaign to repeal ranked choice voting for presidential elections in Maine failed to get enough valid signatures: 

RCV advocates maintained that the people’s veto campaign was illegal to begin with since it targeted a bill, LD 1083, that had already become law. They also claimed that the campaign used out-of-state signature gatherers to collect signatures.

The Maine Legislature passed LD 1083 with overwhelming majorities in 2019 to expand the state’s historic use of ranked choice voting to presidential elections. The failure by the people’s veto campaign to collect enough valid signatures is yet another win for RCV supporters.

Maine now has a clear path to be the first state in the US to use ranked choice voting in the general election for president.

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