Outcome Of Ranked-Choice Vote Count In Maine's 2nd District Could Be Challenged In Court
As state election officials begin gathering ballots for a ranked-choice voting count in Maine's 2nd Congressional District race, Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's campaign released a statement asserting that he won the first round. Poliquin's statement increases speculation that the incumbent will challenge the constitutionality of Maine's ranked-choice voting law if he loses the election to Democrat Jared Golden in the runoff tabulation.
More than 300 people gathered in Portland Thursday night at one of several rallies across Maine to demand Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election be allowed to continue, according to organizers and multiple media reports.
The 21 Democratic state senators have selected their leadership for the new Legislature, and they say they are ready to move swiftly on Gov.-elect Janet Mills pledge to make Medicaid expansion a reality.
South Portland residents Tuesday endorsed an ordinance that bans some short-term rentals in the city. Short-term rentals have become increasingly common - and controversial - over the last few years, and the ordinance itself was the result of a long and contentious debate.
The 14-member Senate Republican caucus has elected Sen. Dana Dow of Waldoboro as its leader and Sen. Jeff Timberlake of Turner as assistant leader. Dow was co-chair of the Taxation Committee that worked out a bipartisan tax conformity bill earlier this year.
Curious about the number of tick borne diseases in your county or town? A new web-based dashboard on the Maine Tracking Network provides daily updates on cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis.
Maine Governor-elect Janet Mills says improving health care will be a top priority when she takes office in January. Mills made an appearance Wednesday morning at Becky’s Diner in Portland, where she also said she would follow through on promises to address the opioid epidemic and climate change.