• Maine Democrat Jared Golden Flips U.S. House Seat in First Test of State's New Voting System

    29 days ago - By Time

    A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race in Maine came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under the state's new voting system , officials said.
    Election officials declared Jared Golden the winner, flipping the seat held by two-term Rep. Bruce Poliquin, after a federal judge declined to halt tabulations in the state's ranked-choice voting system used in last week's election. It was the first time an incumbent has lost that seat in more than 100 years.
    The outcome was a dramatic reversal in the nation's only...
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  • Democrat prevails in Maine congressional race that used ranked-choice voting system

    29 days ago - By The Washington Post

    The Republican incumbent had narrowly led after the first round of results came in on Election Day.
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  • Dems net 36th House pickup in Maine amid GOP court challenge

    29 days ago - By Politico

    Democrat Jared Golden has defeated GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine's 2nd District, bringing Democrats' net gain in the House to 36 seats with five GOP seats still uncalled - and with Poliquin still embroiled in a lawsuit against Maine's secretary of state over the vote. Golden had 50.5 percent of the vote to Poliquin's 49.5 percent, according to the Maine secretary of state's office. Golden's victory - the first House race ever decided by a ranked-choice voting system - also marked the 20th district that Democrats won that had been carried by President Donald Trump in 2016. But Poliquin...
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  • Maine Just Made History With a Better Way to Hold Elections

    29 days ago - By Slate

    Democrat Jared Golden was finally declared the winner of the congressional election in Maine's second district on Thursday, becoming the first person to win a seat in Congress despite receiving fewer first-choice votes than his opponent, in this case Republican Bruce Poliquin.
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  • Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat

    Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat

    29 days ago - By NPR

    Democrats have now gained 35 seats and could as many as 39 seats as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.
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  • The Latest: Democrat flips US House seat in Maine

    29 days ago - By Star Tribune


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  • Democrat Jared Golden flips U.S. House seat in Maine in first use of ranked balloting in a congressional race

    29 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Democrat Jared Golden flips U.S. House seat in Maine in first use of ranked balloting in a congressional race.
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