For any Rip Van Winkle’s out there, or for anyone wanting a quick review of the absurdity that is the LePage administration, Colin Woodard has a new article out in Politico, “How Did Mild-Mannered Maine Get America’s Craziest Governor? Paul LePage, Explained.”
Received this petition via email today. Please sign and pass it on if you agree that our system should ensure candidates for legislature and governor are not elected “by accident,” but rather have the support of the majority of Maine people. The city of Portland is already using ranked choice voting.
“Maine politicians should be elected with a majority vote. Please join me in supporting Rep. Diane Russell’s bill to elect the Governor and Legislature with Ranked Choice Voting (AKA Instant Runoff Voting). Her bill encourages voter choice while avoiding “spoiler” candidates.”
If you agree and wish to sign the petition, please click here.:
Edgar Allen Beam’s recent opinion piece on ranked choice voting is here.