2017-06-29 / Letters

Support ranked choice voting

To the editor:

I am writing in support of ranked choice voting, which was passed by Mainers last November in the second largest “Yes” vote on a referendum in our state’s history.

I viewed ranked choice voting as a major improvement over our current system of voting. It would give voters more choice, make candidates more civil and would make elections more consensus-based. Its use would be timely for 2018, which will be another year with crowded fields for governor, U.S. Senate, and for U.S. House, among other elections.

Think about it. Do you want to deal with another election where similar candidates might split the vote? Do you want to worry about an election where you might have to decide between the candidate you like best and the one that has the best chance of winning?

If you are tired of the status quo, and this type of politics, then call your representatives. Right now, opponents in the Legislature are attempting to fully repeal the ranked choice voting law. We cannot let this happen. Tell them you support

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