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Maine bill would allocate Maine electoral votes according to national vote

The proposal says that Maine will join the multi-state compact to go along with the popular vote winners as soon as states possessing a majority of the 538 electoral votes have agreed to go along with it. So far, 11 mostly Democratic-leaning states with 165 electoral votes have signed on.

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Maine Senate asks for court opinion on ranked-choice voting

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted 24-10 Thursday to ask the state’s highest court for a legal opinion about a law passed by voters in November that would move the state to a ranked-choice voting system.

Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, told fellow senators it was their responsibility to first determine if the new law adheres to the state constitution and, if not, whether they should change it so that it does. Thibodeau said it was critical to make the determination before the next election, and that an opinion by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court would help.

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Disc golf course seeks right to get a liquor permit

Anyone who’s hung around a golf course for long has noticed that for many players, drinking and golf go hand in hand.

It’s not so different for the fast-growing sport of disc golf, which features competitors flinging plastic discs at distant targets, except for one thing: Course owners can’t get licenses to serve alcohol regularly.

For Peter Ruby, the owner of Sabattus Disc Golf, the prospect of adding that capacity is alluring.

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