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GOP submits petitions to block presidential ranked voting


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine GOP submitted petitions Monday designed to stop the use of a ranked voting style for president, setting up an Election Day fight over the future of the method.

Maine became the first state in the country to adopt ranked choice voting when residents approved of it in 2016. The rollout of the voting method has since been bumpy, with legal challenges and attempts to reduce its use or scrap it altogether.

But Maine voters were set to use ranked voting for president for the first time in U.S. history in November. The Republicans' signatures, if verified by the...

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