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  Federal Judge Strikes Down Poliquin's Challenge To Maine's Ranked-Choice Voting Law
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Last EditedRP  Dec 13, 2018 09:47am
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CategoryLegal Ruling
AuthorSteve Mistler
News DateThursday, December 13, 2018 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA federal judge has struck down Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s legal challenge to Maine’s ranked-choice voting law and his request to invalidate the runoff he lost to Democrat Jared Golden.

The 30-page ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker is a significant blow to Poliquin’s quest to retain his seat, as well as Republicans’ vigorous campaign to challenge the legality of election law Maine voters approved two years ago.

Not only did Walker disagree with the array of constitutional claims Poliquin’s attorneys made against the law, but he also declined to grant Poliquin’s request to order a new election in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race.
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