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Nation's biggest ranked-choice voting test nearing a result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting neared a result but there won't be an announcement of winners in two Democratic primaries until Wednesday, officials said. Maine election officials scrambled to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the scanned sheets were...

The Latest: Maine's ranked-choice voting test nears result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on ranked-choice voting in Maine (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Maine election officials expect to announce winners sometime Wednesday in the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. Officials scrambled Tuesday to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the...

Political 'Survivor': Ranked-choice tabulations get underway

Jun. 17, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nearly a week after Maine's primary elections, the state's ranked-choice voting experiment is getting real as it becomes a game of mathematical survival. Ballots from nearly 500 municipalities across the state have been shipped to the state capital and scanned into computers in two...

Maine race continues as residents await primary winners

Jun. 16, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine businessman Shawn Moody is getting a head start on campaigning as the Republican nominee in the November election as Democrats await their primary winner under ranked-choice voting. The state's top election officials said they may release unofficial election results sometime...

Ballot collection, count for ranked voting ongoing in Maine

Jun. 15, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Election workers began running ballots through high-speed counting machines and uploading results Friday, as Maine voters awaited word of the winners in the nation's first big test of ranked-choice voting. Meanwhile, private courier drivers also continued the retrieval of remaining...

Maine ballots are being collected for ranked-choice voting

Jun. 14, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Private courier drivers fanned across Maine on Thursday to collect ballots and return them to the state capital for additional tabulations to determine winners in the Democratic primary. Memory sticks containing election tallies and boxes of hand-counted ballots were being delivered...

The Latest: Couriers make fast work of ballot retrievals

Jun. 14, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on ranked-choice voting in Maine (all times local): 10 a.m. The courier service contracted to retrieve ballots for additional rounds of ranked-choice tabulations says the process is going smoothly. Mike Israelson from General Courier said drivers had already stopped at...

Backers: Ranked-choice voting 'here to stay' despite hiccups

Jun. 13, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting resulted in confused voters, scores of spoiled ballots and fears of impending lawsuits. But there was no widespread chaos, and proponents were already talking up expanding the system Wednesday, even before the votes were fully...

The Latest: Ranked-choice fans want to broaden its use

Jun. 13, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Maine's first use of ranked-choice voting in a statewide primary (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Proponents of ranked-choice voting in Maine say they will push hard for a constitutional amendment to bring the voting method to all elections in the state. Voters chose to...

In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark Sanford

Jun. 13, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn't want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep....