Maine Becomes First State To Try Ranked-Choice Voting for President

Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court upheld ranked choice voting for President and it will be used this November.

It could be the difference in the United States Senate race, the 2nd Congressional District race and the 2nd Congressional District Presidential race.

Ranked choice ensures three things:

  1. A voter cannot throw away their vote.
  2. A third party cannot spoil an election.
  3. The winner will have an outright majority, rather than winning by a plurality.

I wonder how RCV would have impacted 2016 if it was available on the national level.


Be interesting to hear how it goes.