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Maine’s Supreme Court clears the way for ranked-choice voting

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The ruling means Maine residents will use the voting method in the November election between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, barring further appeals.

Ranked-choice voting allows voters to rank all the candidates by preference and for a voter’s next choice to be considered if their first candidate doesn’t have enough votes to be viable.

The five-judge panel ruled Tuesday that the secretary of state had acted correctly in rejecting a ballot referendum on the future of ranked-choice voting — which would’ve meant Maine couldn’t use the method during this year’s election.

The decision is the latest twist in a long legal battle over ranked-choice voting in Maine.

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