Maine is the first state to ever use the ranked choice voting system starting only last year. Since then, a flurry of states and localities have been considering a switch to the unique system. Across the country, Republican legislators are introducing many of the new ranked voting bills, showing that partisanship need be part of the ranked voting reform battle.
Below is a really interesting article with the latest update from Ballot Access News written by election expert Richard Winger. Will ranked voting be used in Presidential Elections? It’s possible:
Ten Maine legislators have introduced LD 1083, which would use ranked choice voting for president in the general election. Although Maine already uses ranked choice voting for congress, it has never permitted it for president.
The bill would also provide for ranked choice voting in Maine’s presidential primary, if Maine has a presidential primary. A bill introduced in January 2019 to provide for a 2020 presidential primary, LD 245, is still in committee.
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