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Ranked-choice voting passes the test in Maine

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat Jared Golden, left, joined by wife Isobel, right, speaks to supporters as they wait for results in the 2nd Congressional District election in Lewiston, Maine. Election officials declared Golden the winner Thursday, Nov. 15, after a federal judge denied Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's request to halt tabulations under Maine’s new voting system. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

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