As we here in the state of Maine are well aware a minority of voters can win the day when the electorate is faced with choosing among three or more candidates. We have seen this in the last two gubernatorial races, and the “spoiler” bogeyman was even raised in our most recent (and most disastrous) presidential election.

The people of Maine, in their wisdom, passed a ranked-choice voting referendum in November in order to avoid future repeats of these events.

Now our elected representatives in Augusta are trying to kill this bid for democracy. Do not let them do it. Call your state senator and representative today and tell them to vote to uphold the will of the Maine people and support ranked-choice voting.

It is the right thing for the voters of Maine.

Betsy Garrold