The State Senate tied 17-17 on a proposal to send a constitutional amendment to the voters to allow ranked-choice voting for all elections in Maine, and then sent the bill to the House for its consideration.
Sen. Garrett Mason, a Republican from Lisbon Falls, urged the Senate to reject the measure.
“I believe the ought not to pass report is the only way to go. I believe if we did it any other way it would result in confusion at the ballot box. I also believe in the process,” he said.
He said only the Legislature can initiate a constitutional change.