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.