I don’t understand why Bruce Poliquin has decided to request a recount of the ranked-choice vote in the 2nd Congressional District election. It seems to be a lose-lose proposition for him.

If he should by some chance get a reversal of the vote and be declared the winner, then he could not possibly accept the results, as he has said that he truly believes that ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional. If, as is likely, the hand-recount doesn’t change enough votes to overturn the election results, he has to pay the entire cost of the process.

Bill Holly

Kittery Point


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