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Maine GOP To Continue Petition Drive To Block Ranked Voting

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Republican Party will move ahead with a petition drive to try to block a ranked form of voting as much of the state shuts down due to coronavirus. Mainers are scheduled to use ranked choice voting in a presidential election for the first time in November.

The voting system allows people to choose second choice candidates, and redistributes votes in a run-off style ranked round.

Republican opponents of the voting style have been gathering signatures to try to force a people's veto vote about the law that allows ranked choice presidential elections. They need 63,000 signatures by June to get the veto on the ballot.