Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:19

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Secretary of State announces ranked-choice voting primary winners

AUGUSTA - Late Wednesday, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap announced the winners of last Tuesday's primary races using ranked-choice voting.

 Attorney General Janet Mills wins the Democratic nomination for Governor with 54.07% of the votes after four rounds of ranked-choice vote counting, the Secretary of State confirms.


Jared Golden is the winner of the Democratic congressional primary race with 54.36% of the votes. He hopes to unseat Republican Bruce Poliquin in November to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District.


The results come eight days after the nation's first use of ranked-choice voting in a statewide election.


This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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