No one came close to getting an outright majority to claim victory in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday. That means ballots will be shipped to
Residents voted Tuesday to retain the voting system, nullifying a legislative delay and allowing it to be used in November’s federal elections in
Moody, who founded a successful chain of auto collision centers, cast himself as a political outsider in the style of LePage and Republican President
“I think Mainers have spoken,” Moody told The Associated Press. “They want a businessperson, an outsider. And they’re not ready to turn
Ranked-choice voting works like this: A candidate who collects a majority of the vote wins. If there’s no majority, then the last-place candidate will be eliminated and votes reallocated. The process is repeated until there’s a majority winner.
The voting system is used in 11 local jurisdictions and was used for the first time in a
But it has plenty of critics, including the governor. LePage said Tuesday that he probably won’t certify election results. His announcement was largely symbolic. Democratic Secretary of State
That puts Golden and
Couriers will begin delivering ballots to a secure site in
LePage declined to endorse a candidate, but his family has ties to Moody. LePage’s daughter, Lauren, worked for Moody’s campaign, and his wife, Ann, endorsed Moody in campaign ads.
The 58-year-old Moody has served as a trustee at the
“I don’t have maybe baggage, so to speak politically,” Moody said. “I think