Saturday, March 4, 2017

FairVote and Maine Civic Groups File Briefs Defending Ranked-Choice Voting

Working with Pro Bono Attorneys from Hogan Lovells and Akin Gump, FairVote was among an impressive group of Organizations and Experts that filed Briefs to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in response to the request for an Advisory Opinion on the Constitutionality of Maine’s Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) Law passed by Voters in 2016.

The briefs collectively make an exceptionally strong argument, both on simply entertaining the question and on the substance of RCV being fully Constitutional under State and Federal Law.

Briefs were filed by the Campaign Group from last year, the League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, a Group of State Legislators, and Marshall Tinkle, Author of The Maine State Constitution that is widely considered the “Reference Guide” on Maine’s Constitution.

CLICK HERE to read the 33 page FairVote's Brief.

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