With Maine’s historic statewide first-in-the-nation ranked-choice election behind us, we have witnessed a massive change – at least among the way opponents talk about it.
The same people who were warning of “chaos” and bizarre results are now complaining that nothing happened.
In every race on June 12, the candidate with the most votes in the first round was the ultimate winner, even in the races where instant runoffs were needed to give the leader more than 50 percent of the vote. No one even changed position as the new rounds of votes were counted.
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