Thanks Chris. The method they are using is suboptimal, but still a big step 
forward. 

> What if it weren’t this way? What if Americans could vote for the candidate 
> they most love instead of voting against the candidate they most fear? For 
> voters in Maine, this is no longer a hypothetical question. On Election Day, 
> they will have the chance to enact “ranked choice” voting, a method of voting 
> allowing them to rank candidates for political office in order of preference, 
> first choice through last choice. When the votes are totaled, if no candidate 
> crosses the 50 percent threshold based on first place votes, the last-placed 
> candidate’s votes are re-allocated to their second choice. This process 
> continues with the bottom vote getter being dropped until one candidate 
> crosses 50 percent and is elected by a majority.

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> On Oct 17, 2016, at 17:21, Chris Hahn <c...@2chahn.com> wrote:
> 
> Ernie has been a visionary about ranked choice voting.  This from 
> RealClearPolitics.
>  
> http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/10/16/why_ranked-choice_voting_makes_sense_132071.html
>  
> Chris
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