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Maine Makes History with First Ranked Choice Voting in A State Primary

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On Tuesday, Maine voters will do something never done before in the country on this scale: Instead of voting for one candidate in the race for governor, they’ll rank their choices from first to last. It’s a totally new way of electing politicians in America, one pitched by advocates as the single most transformative way to inject collegiality into today’s hyperpartisan political climate. And if it works, Maine could be a guide for other states to do the same. Here’s how it works: 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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