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Maine ballots will feature ranked-choice voting for presidential election this year

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Voters in Maine this fall will become the first in the United States to rank their choice for president in order of preference.

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The Supreme Court of Maine ruled on Tuesday that the state Republican Party failed to gather enough signatures to veto a ruling made by the court in early September to send absentee voters ballots that feature the ranked-choice method, according to Bangor Daily News.

Ranked-choice voting is a form of voting that allows the voter to rank their choices from favorite to least, instead of choosing one candidate. Proponents of ranked-choice voting argue that the new standard provides a more equitable system to voters.

Maine first passed the system of voting during the 2016 election, and it was implemented statewide for local and federal races in the 2018 midterm elections.

President Trump is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by an average of almost 14 percentage points, according to a polling analysis by FiveThirtyEight.

Tags:, Maine, Voting, Donald Trump, 2020 Elections

Original Author:Spencer Neale

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