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Maine: “Voter-approved ranked-choice voting stays in effect as repeal bills fail”

The latest:  A voter-approved law making Maine the first state in the nation to used ranked-choice voting for statewide elections will stay in effect until at least next year after two legislative efforts to repeal it were unsuccessful Wednesday. The … Continue reading ?
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