FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2018
Contact: Garrett Murch
Maine GOP statement on judge's RCV ruling
AUGUSTA – Today, Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage made the following statement following Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy's ruling on Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV):
"Ranked-choice voting supporters are celebrating a victory that does not mean a whole lot. This decision is extremely narrow and does not address numerous other problems with RCV, including conflicts with the Maine Constitution, a total lack of funding appropriated to execute RCV, and legal questions surrounding ballot security, among other things.
Moving forward without all concerns resolved puts Maine on a path to a Constitutional crisis and will likely humiliate Maine on the national stage."