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Democratic Senate majority likelier due to Maine ranked-choice voting system
by Naomi Lim, Political Reporter |
 | September 16, 2020 05:35 PM

Counting votes cast in Maine's marquee Senate race will be complicated this fall by a likely surge in mail-in ballots and its voting system.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins needs majority support, not just a plurality of the votes, if she wants to win her fifth term after first being elected to Congress in 1996. That's because, for the first time, Maine's Senate race could be decided by ranked-choice voting.

And it won't be an easy task for Collins.

Fresh off her first debate last week and a new attack ad this week, Collins, 67, trails Maine's Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon, 48, by an average of 6.5 percentage points, according to polls compiled by RealClearPolitics. But some surveys, including one released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, put her behind her challenger by 12 points.

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"ranked choice" ?

Sounds like a nightmare and it should be outlawed in the United States.


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