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LePage writes “stolen election” on Golden’s ranked-choice election certification

Governor Paul LePage registered his disapproval of RCV one last time by penning “stolen election” on Jared Golden’s election certification.

AUGUSTA – Governor LePage registered his disapproval of the ranked-choice voting process one last time during his time in office.

The Governor tweeted out a picture just hours ago of the official certification of Jared Golden’s election in Maine’s Second Congressional District with a handwritten note on the certificate that reads “stolen election.”

In the tweet, the Governor also noted that ranked-choice voting did not deliver on the promises that were made to pass the controversial measure, saying it did not deliver a majority, restore civility to elections or get big money out of politics.

Congressman Bruce Poliquin won the most votes in the race on election day, but Golden was declared the winner after the Maine Secretary of State ran multiple rounds of ranked-choice voting ballots calculating the second, third and fourth place votes of the two lowest vote getting candidates in the four way race, sparking a legal battle.

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