Maine Approves Ranked-Choice Voting

In a positive element of recent elections in the United States, Maine voters have passed a method of voting that goes a long ways towards eliminating wrongful spoiler accusations and unfortunate least-worst voting. Ideally, other states would have this measure more than they currently do.

Meanwhile, in Maine, voters approved a ballot measure that will transform the way voting occurs in the state and will open the door for more third-party candidates. The measure approves ranked-choice voting, which means people can vote for their choice of candidates in order. If their first-choice candidate does not win, their vote automatically defaults to their second-choice candidate, and so on. Maine becomes the first state in the nation to approve this style of voting, which will be used for both state and federal elections.