How Ranked-Choice Voting Would Have Changed The 2016 Election
What is ranked-choice voting and how might the 2016 election have gone if we used it? Malcolm Fleschner interviews Krist Novoselić and Rob Richie about FairVote’s mission. http://www.fairvote.org/
Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlFpIn5_kq0
Read more here: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/03/05/voters-in-june-will-decide-if-maine-keeps-its-ranked-choice-voting-law/
"Maine will become the first state to let residents use ranked-choice voting in a statewide primary election after state officials said Monday that a petition drive had gathered enough valid signatures to allow the system to be used in the June elections.
Voters also will be asked June 12 whether they want to keep the ranked-choice system for federal elections in November. If that “people’s veto” measure is approved, it would nullify the Legislature’s vote to delay and then repeal the law passed by voters in 2016 unless the Maine Constitution is amended.
In November 2016, 52 percent of voters approved a ballot initiative that would make Maine the first state in the nation to implement ranked-choice voting. But lawmakers passed a bill last year delaying the effective date until December 2021 and then repealing the ranked-choice voting process altogether if a constitutional amendment hasn’t been passed by then to address legal concerns."*
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