Federal Judge Hears Case Against Ranked-Choice Voting

May 24, 2018

In this Thursday, April 12, 2018, photo, Justice Andrew M. Mead, third from right, asks a question during a hearing in the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on whether ranked-choice voting can be used in Maine's June 12th primary, in Portland, Maine. The system lets voters to rank candidates on the ballot in order of preference.
Credit Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday in yet another case involving Maine’s landmark ranked-choice voting law. In this case, the Maine Republican Party is suing the Maine Secretary of State in the hope of blocking the voting system from being used in the party’s June 12 primary election.

Political correspondent Steve Mistler covered the arguments held in U.S. District Court in Portland. He spoke with Nora Flaherty on Maine Things Considered to explain what happened.