PBS NewsHour

Voters will rank candidates in Maine’s June primary

Clip: 05/26/2018 | 8m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

As states around the country run primaries ahead of midterm elections, Maine will be the first to use a ranked-choice system where voters rate candidates instead of voting for their favorite. This structure ensures that winners collect the majority of votes, not just the plurality, in a state that often nominates governors who don’t. But as Hari Sreenivasan reports, there are still some hurdles.

Aired: 05/26/18

Rating: NR

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