Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), who lost his initial attempt at overturning Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting system and subsequently called a halt to the full recount of the November vote that was well underway, said yesterday that he will appeal the lower court decision.
Mr. Poliquin is arguing that the RCV, which gives more votes to people whose original candidates finish in the second tier, is unconstitutional. His argument met with a clear rejection in the federal district court, but the outgoing Congressman will strive to seek a better result at the higher level. The Maine state Supreme Court has already ruled the system as unconstitutional for state races, but they have no jurisdiction over federal races.
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