2 of 3 First District congressional candidates: We won't use ranked-choice

Published: Oct. 18, 2018 at 5:48 AM EDT
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Maine's Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she won't rank candidates this fall when she votes in the three-way race for her seat.

The incumbent made the comments during a WMTW-TV congressional candidate forum Wednesday. Her Republican challenger, Mark Holbrook, also said he won't use the ranked-choice system. Independent state Rep. Marty Grohman said he would.

The question was asked during a lightning round during the forum. The candidates didn't explain their choices.

Ranked-choice voting will be used in Maine for the first time in federal races next month. A candidate who wins a majority of first-round votes is the winner. If there's no majority, there are additional voting rounds.