Maine Republicans to disregard ranked-choice voting in 2024 presidential major

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Republican Celebration will ignore ranked-choice voting within the state’s presidential major in 2024, the primary time in U.S. historical past that events will be capable to use the strategy to choose their nominees.

The occasion introduced its transfer on Thursday after notifying the Republican Nationwide Committee. Whereas states have management of the best way elections are run, events can decide their nominating standards. Maine Republicans will use solely the primary spherical of voting to allocate delegates.

“They may as effectively not even waste Mainers’ hard-earned tax {dollars} to run the tabulations,” Joel Stetkis, the chair of the Maine Republican Celebration, mentioned in an announcement.