Tuesday’s advisory opinion by Maine’s top justices that, effectively, ranked-choice voting was unconstitutional brought several reactions. Some people offered “told you so.” Others cheered the ruling on policy grounds. Some of the proposal’s proponents accepted the decision and declared a movement for a constitutional amendment. And, yes, we saw some provocative political statements trying to make […]
Instead of entrusting policy matters to the 186 legislators Mainers choose every two years, we get self-contained campaigns that let interest groups write exactly what they want into law.
Okay, I must be missing something on Question 1. Supporters claim the law is necessary to ensure “politicians are accountable to everyday, middle-class Mainers.” There are 186 elected representatives and senators in Maine. Can someone tell me which ones are not accountable to everyday, middle-class Mainers? Don’t hold back. It’s a serious charge, let’s name […]