Ranked-choice voting will be used in Maine’s presidential election, high court rules

Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that the state may use ranked-choice voting for the 2020 general election, making it the first state to do so for a presidential election. The decision comes after Republican opponents failed to gather enough signatures to challenge the voting method. Republican efforts were handicapped by a shortened signature-gather period due to a shortened legislative session caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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