Westbrook, MAINE - Tonight, Maine Democratic Party Chairman applauded the passage of Question 1, upholding Ranked Choice Voting (RCV):

“Many people across Maine had the opportunity to use RCV for the first-time and tonight’s results demonstrate that they approve. Indeed, Mainers have made clear -- yet once again -- that they want to restore majority rule by giving themselves more power at the ballot box through ranked choice voting. 

“With this vote, the will of Maine people could not be clearer -- and the Republicans who have fought RCV should see this as a sharp repudiation of their obstruction, their misinformation, and their fear tactics. We continue to hope that these Republicans will finally put an end to their senseless opposition and work with Democrats to implement RCV moving forward.”