BREAKING: Democrat Wins Congressional Election in Maine After Algorithm Decides Race
Democrat Congressman-elect for Maine’s 2nd district Jared Golden; Twitter avatar
Democrat candidate Jared Golden was just announced the winner of Maine’s 2nd Congressional district after an algorithm decided the race.
As previously reported, Republican Congressman for Maine’s 2nd district, Bruce Poliquin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Maine’s Secretary of State to stop an algorithm from deciding the election in his race against Democrat opponent Jared Golden.
Congressman Bruce Poliquin pointed out that Maine has a long history of plurality winners in its elections.
Poliquin also argued against an algorithm deciding the Maine election in a Facebook post Tuesday.
“This system only adds additional cost to taxpayers, creates overwhelming confusion for our citizens, and is ripe for mishandling and unlawful electioneering actions, as evidenced already,” Poliquin wrote on Facebook. “Mainers deserve better than their money being wasted, their frustrations growing, and their sacred right of voting being manipulated.”
Thursday, the race was called for Democrat Jared Golden after the algorithms decided in his favor.
Via the Associated Press:
BREAKING: Democrat Jared Golden wins election to U.S. House in Maine's 2nd congressional district. #APracecall at 1:37 p.m. EST. @AP election coverage: https://t.co/miEWlbTVZW #Election2018 #MEelection
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 15, 2018
Congressman Poliquin’s spox released a statement Thursday morning concerning the algorithm, however he has not conceded at the time of this publication.
Statement from spox:
If Congressman Poliquin prevails in the rank vote algorithm, we will still proceed with constitutional concerns.#mepolitics
— Bruce Poliquin (@BrucePoliquin) November 15, 2018
Congressman-elect Jared Golden is expected to deliver remarks shortly according to his campaign manager Jon Breed.
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