Nov 8, 2010

ME: Competitive Three-Way Race for Governor Leads to Calls for Runoff Elections

From a letter to the editor of the Sun Journal:

Regardless of how one feels about Paul LePage, Maine will have a governor for the next four years who 62 percent of the voters voted against. Some states have a system in which if no candidate receives a majority, there is a run-off election between the top two candidates.

As strong independent candidates seem to have become a regular part of Maine's system, it seems to be important that the state adopt that process. It would be worth the extra expense and bother in order to have a leader who can claim the support of a majority of the voters.
Scott Efland, Auburn


Dale Sheldon-Hess said...

Someone in Maine needs to read Gaming the Vote.

Cody Quirk said...

Someone in Maine is obviously a committed Black-shirt fascist.