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LWVME in the News 2018

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Statement from LWVME on court's rejection of case against Ranked Choice Voting, press release, December 13, 2018.

Ranked Choice Voting in Maine: Bruce Poliquin's legal challenges to the process, and what would be involved in extending RCV to statewide races, Maine Currents 12/6/18, with guests Ann Luther and John Brautigam of LWV Maine, et al. WERU Radio, December 6, 2018.

Letter to the editor: Anyone can recheck RCV results, Debra McDonough letter to the editor in Portland Press Herald, December 6, 2018.

Despite claims of chaos and confusion, Nov. 6 election was well run, Anna Kellar opinion piece in Bangor Daily News, November 29, 2018.

Inside Maine Podcast with Cynthia Dill, 11/17/18 segment 3 featuring John Brautigam, Newsradio WGAN website, November 17, 2018.

Ranked Choice Voting: A Fox 22 Special Report, featuring LWVME's John Brautigam, WFVX TV Channel 22 Bangor, November 16, 2018

'Stunning': After Court Rejects GOP Lawsuit, Democrat Wins as Maine Becomes First State to Use Ranked-Choice Voting in National Race, Common Dreams, November 15, 2018.

Maine Secretary of State confident in ranked-choice voting after historic race, WGME TV Channel 13, November 15, 2018.

Statement from LWVME on CD2 Ranking Choice Voting Results, press release, November 15, 2018.

Nothing about ranked choice voting infringes on voter rights, John Brautigam opinion piece in Bangor Daily News, November 15, 2018.

John Brautigam, policy director LWV Maine, interviewed on WVOM Radio re: Poliquin CD2 RCV injunction suit, WVOM Radio website, November 14, 2018.

Poliquin sues in federal court to stop ranked-choice vote count, Biddeford Journal Tribune, November 14, 2018.

Poliquin seeks to sideline ranked choice; judge delays decision, The Ellsworth American, November 14, 2018.

Statement from LWVME on lawsuit seeking permanent injunction in CD2 RCV implementation, press release, November 13, 2018.

Poliquin sues to stop ranked-choice count, saying process could be illegal, Portland Press Herald, November 13, 2018.

Maine sees full force of midterm 'blue wave' that missed much of nation, panel in Brunswick says, The Times Record, November 10, 2018.

2018 Post Election Reflection, LWVME's Ann Luther on WERU's Talk of the Towns, November 9, 2018.

Nation's eyes on Maine as ranked vote tally starts in 2nd District race, Portland Press Herald, November 9, 2018.

State of Maine: The perils of prediction, Mount Desert Islander, November 9, 2018.

Home care measure defeated; funds for infrastructure and education approved, The Ellsworth American, November 7, 2018.

Ranked choice voting, explained, Castine Patriot, November 2, 2018.

New citizens take the oath in Maine as U.S. debates immigration, Portland Press Herald, November 2, 2018.

Voter Guide to Make Some Sense of the November Ballot, October 29, 2018.

What to expect on the ballot: UMaine edition, The Maine Campus, October 29, 2018.

Maine Voices: Ranked-choice voting fosters civil dialogue, reduces polarization, John Brautigam's op-ed in the Portland Press Herald, October 25, 2018.

What's on the ballot, The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine, October 22, 2018.

Candidates decry national Realtors group's unusual bid to sway Portland election, Portland Press Herald, October 19, 2018 (updated October 20, 2018).

League of Women Voters of Maine issues 2018 Voter Guide, Penobscot Bay Pilot, October 13, 2018.

Ranked choice voting program Oct. 24, The Ellsworth American, October 13, 2018.

Voter registration information, Wiscasset Newspaper, October 11, 2018.

WERU Community Radio wins 2018 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award, Bangor Daily News, October 10, 2018.

League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund Releases Easy-to-Read Voter Guide for November General Election, LWVME Education Fund press release, October 9, 2018.

WERU Community Radio and League of Women Voters Win 2018 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award! WERU press release, October 9, 2108.

The Election and You with the American Association of University and [sic] Women, Bangor Daily News, October 5, 2018.

Orland Legislative Candidates Forum, Bangor Daily News, October 5, 2018.

Legislative candidate forums scheduled List of all LWVME/Downeast upcoming candidate forums. The Ellsworth American, October 2, 2018.

State Senate candidates from Falmouth debate in Cumberland, The Forecaster, October 2, 2018.

What Australia's Experience with Ranked Choice Voting Can Teach Maine, Maine Public, September 29, 2018.

Candidate Forum Announcing LWVME/Downeast's candidate forum Oct. 16. Mount Desert Islander, September 29, 2018.

Waldo County Technical Center helps register first time voters, Bangor Daily News, September 29, 2018.

Republican drops out of race for Cumberland County district attorney, Portland Press Herald, September 26, 2018.

Candidate forum in Blue Hill Oct. 9, The Ellsworth American, September 25, 2018.

Concert held to raise awareness about gun violence, WABI-TV, September 25, 2018.

Maine elections are secure, LTE in the BDN mentions the League of Women Voters, September 25, 2018.

National Voter Registration Drive at Rockland Library, The Free Press, September 20, 2018.

Candidate forum in Orland Oct. 15, Ellsworth American, September 19, 2018.

`For Cod's Sake, Cut the Carbon!' Maine Environmental Advocates March In Portland. The League was there registering voters. Maine Public, September 8, 2018.

Automatic voter registration is an antidote to efforts to make voting more difficult, Bangor Daily News, August 14, 2018.

Will Massachusetts Soon Follow Maine in Adopting Ranked Choice Voting? IVN, July 2, 2018.

Maine's 1st ranked choice voting election saw an issue driven campaign and energized voters John Brautigam for LWVME on the web at FairVote.com, June 26, 2018.

Results Announced in Historic Election, press release, June 20, 2018. Picked up in the PenBay Pilot.

Voter Survey Shows RCV Was Easy To Use, press release, June 15, 2018.

Maine's election shows that ranked-choice voting is hot right now. But we have been here before, LWVME gets credit from Jack Santucci in LSE USCentre blogpost, June 15, 2018.

St. George News, featuring a nice plug for our voter guide, June 8, 2018.

Maine Is About To Try Out A New Way Of Electing Politicians, John Brautigam quoted for the League in HuffPost, June 7, 2018.

League mentions in the Portland Press Herald and the Lewiston Sun Journal, June 6, 2018.

Letters to the editor mention the League in the Bangor Daily News and the Daily Bulldog, June 2, 2018.

Welcoming new citizens to America Memorial Day Weekend by Michelle Libby, June 1 coverage in the Windham Eagle mentions the League.

League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund Releases Public Service Announcement to Educate Public about Ranked Choice Voting, LWVME Education Fund press release, June 1, 2018.

How will you use your ranked choice ballot, public service announcement YouTube video, Maine Uses Ranked Choice Voting, May 31, 2018.

How Ranked-Choice Voting Is Changing Politics, LWVME president, Jill Ward, on WAMU's 1A, May 29, 2018.

League voter registration in the PenBay Pilot May 25, 2018.

Ranked-choice voting can restore our democracy, League mentioned in Dick Woodbury's op-ed in the BDN, May 24, 2018.

LTE in the Portland Press Herald mentions the League, May 23, 2018.

Independent Analysis Shows Voters Ready to Use Ranked Choice Voting, press release, May 11, 2018.

League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund Releases Easy-to-Read Voter Guide for June Primary, LWVME Education Fund press release, May 9, 2018.

League of Women Voters continues registration in high schools, prison, university, Midcoast League in the PenBay Pilot, May 8, 2018.

The State Where Your Second Choice Could Actually Win, the Brennan Center's Michael Waldman May 8 opinion in the Daily Beast mentions the League.

League of Women Voters registers students, Midcoast League in the Village Soup, May 7, 2018, with awesome photo.

Poll: Moody, Mills are front-runners in Maine's unsettled June primaries, reporting in the BDN, May 6, 2018 on the poll commissioned by LWVME.

League of Women Voters of Maine Decries Last-Minute Legal Challenge to Ranked Choice Voting, press release, May 4, 2018.

Maine Secretary of State's Office publishes ranked-choice voting ballots, League president Jill Ward quoted, Portland Press Herald, April 24, 2018.

What ranked-choice voting means for UMaine students, Maine Campus, April 16, 2018.

How Maine legislators are coming together to bring civility to Augusta, Roger Katz and Matthew Pouliot in a Special to the Bangor Daily News, April 15, 2018.

League of Women Voters of Maine Urges Law Court to Reject Last-Minute Challenge, press release, April 12, 2018.

Ranked Choice Voting Advocates Predict Quick Win In High Court, press release, April 11, 2018.

Maine's Fitful Experiment With a New Way of Voting, John Brautigam for LWVME in The Atlantic, April 11, 2018.

League of Women Voters volunteers register a record 525 Maine students to vote, press release, April 5, 2018.

Judge orders Maine to use ranked-choice voting for June primaries, John Brautigam quoted for LWVME in the Lewiston Sun Journal, April 4, 2018.

League of Women Voters of Maine Applauds Court Order for RCV to Proceed, press release, April 4, 2018.

The Spirit of the League: The League of Women Voters of Maine collection details a century of civic commitment. in the Fogler Library Magazine, 2017 edition, April 4, 2018.

League of Women Voters of Maine Applauds Rule-making for Ranked Choice Voting, LWVME press release, March 28, 2018.

Shauna Shames: Getting millennials involved in politics, USM Free Press, March 26, 2018.

Another View: Ranked-choice voting letter belied constitutional ignorance, Portland Press Herald, March 25, 2018.

Anger and resolve fuel protesters in Portland's March for Our Lives, Portland Press Herald, March 24, 2018.

League of Women Voters offers ranked choice guide, Ellsworth American, March 22, 2018.

Matthew Dunlap explains Maine election security, voting rights protection, Sun Journal, March 220, 2018. The League was there, too. Read our full testimony.

The Great (Political) Divide: Why Women and Millennials are Underrepresented in Politics, Shauna Shames on Maine Public's Speaking in Maine, March 20, 2018. Follow along with the slides from Shauna's new book, Out of the Running.

Rutgers Professor Talks the 'Great Divide' at Bangor Public Library, Maine Campus, March 14, 2018.

Student Voter Registration Drives Scheduled at Oceanside, CHRHS & URock in the Free Press, March 8, 2018.

League of Women Voters of Maine Launches New Project to Educate Voters and Support Implementation of Ranked Choice Voting press release, March 5, 2018.

Maine must be ready to roll out ranked-choice voting for June primaries. LWVME president, Jill Ward, in the Bangor Daily News, February 25, 2018.

LWVME Urges Election Administrators to Begin Implementation of Ranked Choice Voting for June Primaries, press release, February 2, 2018.

`Ballot Box Bullies': Maine GOP Governor Demands Voter ID Law, January 10 article in Rewire cites the League's track record of opposing voter ID in Maine.

Move to restrict signature gathering at polls assailed at hearing, Sun Journal coverage quotes the League, January 3, 2018.