Sen. Michael Thibodeau has single-handedly dealt a mortal blow to Ranked Choice Voting. Yes, he’s Senate President and a Republican, but does that entitle him to obstruct the will of the people? Uh uh.
The fate of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) almost certainly will be determined this week by the state legislature, and it’s not looking good. At least not for the 53% of you who voted for it last November.
Is Ranked Choice Voting copacetic with Maine’s Constitution? Most say yes. And many say the issue is just a naysayer’s red herring, a distraction to keep us off balance come November.
Ranked-Choice Voting is Question 5 on this November’s Maine ballot. It’s an idea that could radically alter our political landscape, and if adopted nationally, could release us from the straitjacket of the two-party system.