The voters of Maine need Ranked Choice Voting to give them more voice in future elections. Here’s a brief exploration of Question 1, to be decided by all voters on the June 12 ballot.
Sticking my political neck out this week – in unabashed support of Zak Ringelstein for U.S. Senate, and Jonathan Fulford for House of Representatives from Maine’s 2nd congressional district. Both have a tough slog in the months ahead to beat the odds… but they’re on their way.
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.