FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2018
CONTACT: Priyal Amin; [email protected]
Progressive Turnout Project Supports Ruling to Uphold Maine’s Ranked-Balloting System
Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement after U.S. District Court ruling on Maine’s ranked-balloting system:
“The District Court upheld what we already know: ranked choice voting is the law of the land in the State of Maine. We call on Republican Bruce Poliquin to drop his frivolous lawsuit and allow local election authorities to continue to count all votes. If Poliquin truly objected to this process, he would have filed this suit long before Election Day. This is nothing short of voter suppression in an attempt to cling to power.”
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $26 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races in 2017.