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There are 18 outages across downtown Bangor, affecting 7,590 people.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The 2020 election in Maine on Tuesday carried a footnote: it marked the first use of ranked choice voting in a presidential contest in the US Voters in Maine first approved ranked choice voting in federal races in a statewide referendum in 2016.The legislature then enacted legislation to ensure it is used in the race presidential Republicans unsuccessfully attempted to force a "People's Veto" referendum that would delay the use of the voting system in the presidential election There were five presidential candidates, including Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden.If none wins a majority of the votes in the first round, there will be additional tables in which the candidates in the last place will be eliminated and the second place picks of those supporters will be reassigned to the remaining field Polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday Rank voting is sometimes called an "instant second round" "But Maine's implementation of the voting system is not instantaneous If additional tabulations are required, all ballots from hundreds of municipalities should be mailed to Augusta and entered into a computer that completes the additional tabulations. It could take a week The voting system is not used for legislative races or state governors due to concerns that it goes against the Constitution of Maine Other breeds include: SENATE RACE Senate contest between incumbent Republican U Sen Susan Collins and Maine House Democratic President Sara Gideon is costliest political race in Maine history The two candidates and their allies together spent more than $ 120 million on TV advertising alone Collins fights for fifth term against candidate who has donated
Council chiefs shed further light on decision to put in place a local lockdown in Bangor