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Maine Became the First State in the Country Tuesday to Pass Ranked Choice Voting | Boston Globe

Amidst shock waves following the 2016 Election, take note of the huge win for Democracy in Maine, which was the first state to pass Rank Choice Voting.

Maine Became the First State in the Country Tuesday to Pass Ranked Choice Voting

“Supporters [of Ranked Choice Voting] say this system solves a number of election problems faced across the nation… First, they say it resolves the conundrum of strategic voting, in which residents worry that their ballot may have a “spoiler effect” if they cast it for a third-party candidate… There is also research that shows ranked choice voting results in more civil campaigns… ~ Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston Globe

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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