AUGUSTA, Maine (WMTW) Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he might not certify the results of Tuesday's primary election as Mainers use ranked-choice voting for the first time, according to his spokeswoman.
Ranked-choice voting is being used in the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor, the Democratic primary for Maine's 2nd Congressional District and in the Republican primary for Maine House District 75.
LePage, a Republican, is opposed to ranked-choice voting, which was approved by voters in 2016.
The system lets voters rank candidates from first to last; multiple voting rounds assure a majority winner.
The system has faced legal challenges. Maine's highest court cleared the way in April for voters to use the ranking system.