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Yes on Maine Question 5: Ranked Choice Voting
Ranked choice voting (RCV) allows voters to rank candidates in order of choice. Candidates do best when they attract a strong core of first-choice support while also reaching out for second and even third choices.
We as voters shouldn’t be forced to vote for “the lesser of two evils.” Ranked choice voting will result in less negative campaigning and forces candidates to reach out beyond a narrow spectrum of voters in order to win.
Ultimately, RCV results in fairer representation of voters and a more robust democracy. While it’s been utilized at the local level in cities around the country, Maine would be the first state to adopt RCV.
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