Odd: Liberals hate the Electoral College because it allows candidates to win despite not having the most votes, but support ranked choice (at least in blue states) because it allows a candidate to win despite not having the most votes.
You keep saying this re ranked choice, but it’s not true.
Repeating it won’t make it so.
Bruce Poliquin votes: 131,631
Jared Golden votes: 128,999
131,631 > 128,999
It's pretty easy math, as is "one person, one vote".
Roy this is pretty simple, more people in Maine wanted a Liberal leaning candidate as their representative. The primary liberal leaning candidate only lost because their were multiple liberal leaning candidates that split the vote. In the end RCV allowed for independent candidates to receive more votes then they likely would have because those who voted for them didn't have to worry about splitting the vote. In the end the candidate people would rather see represent them won.
Its also worth noting that this choice was made under the RCV system, its entirely possible had that system not been in place enough votes would have been dragged away from the independent candidates to the democrat (out of fear of vote splitting) that he would have achieved victory flat out. The margin after the "first ballot" was just over two thousand votes, 23 thousand cast votes for independents. In other words, the system itself may have been the only reason republicans even had the appearance of winning.
Yu want to blame somebody blame the Maine republican party whose outgoing governor had a 40% approval rating against a 53% disapproval rating, one of the worst marks in the nation.