Letter: Support for ranked-choice voting

Bangor Daily News

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I’m in favor of a “yes” vote for Question 5 — to adopt ranked-choice voting to elect representatives to the Legislature, governor and Congress. It’s a simple way to restore majority rule in Maine elections. If my favorite candidate can’t win, my vote would be instantly counted for my second choice. In five of the last 11 races for governor, candidates were elected with less than 50 percent of the vote.

Ranked-choice voting would put an end to this, as there would be instant runoffs until a candidate successfully gets more than 50 percent of votes cast in a round.

Brad Willauer


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