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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:42 PM

Maine's governor is threatening not to certify the results of Tuesday's primary

Source: Vox

Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage has threatened not to certify the results of Tuesday’s primary elections in Maine, because the state is using an entirely new system of voting.

As Maine voters head to the polls to cast ballots in the nation’s first statewide election using ranked-choice voting (also known as instant-runoff voting), LePage sat down for an interview with the local TV station WCSH-TV, during which he called the new voting system “the most horrific thing in the world.”

“I will probably not certify the election,” LePage said. “I will leave it up to the courts to decide.”

Read more: https://www.vox.com/2018/6/12/17453676/paul-lepage-maine-governor-threatening-not-to-certify-tuesday-primary-results-2018-midterms

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Reply Maine's governor is threatening not to certify the results of Tuesday's primary (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 12 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 12 #1
royable Jun 12 #6
George II Jun 12 #2
turbinetree Jun 12 #3
elleng Jun 12 #4
sarcasmo Jun 12 #5
murielm99 Jun 13 #7
Zing Zing Zingbah Jun 13 #8
Zing Zing Zingbah Jun 13 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:51 PM

1. Unless of course

a repub wins.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:53 PM

6. They are primaries, so if one or more repubs run in a repub primary, a repub wins.

If democrats run in a democratic primary, a democrat wins. All the winners get to then run against each other in the general election.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:11 PM

2. Who is more insane, LePage or trump? Two peas in a sorry-ass pod.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:26 PM

3. Hey Lepage..............did you by chance read your own state constitution

you might want to check out Section 12...........................and then Section 13.....................

http://www.maine.gov/legis/const/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:30 PM

4. THAT's the way to do it, stay in office,

'I refuse to leave!!!'

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:36 PM

5. No doubt in my mind that will happen in 2020.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:43 AM

7. Or sooner.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:54 AM

8. Doesn't matter because his role is only ceremonial. The results are still binding.

He's just having a hissy fit because the people have said once again that they want ranked choice voting. At least, it looks like ranked choice voting is winning with a commanding lead at this point. Not all precincts have reported yet.

See this link
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/06/12/voters-turn-out-for-historic-election-day/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:55 AM

9. LePage and Trump and among the most horrific things in the world 🌎 n/t

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