There are none in the US House….
Voters have sent Republicans packing up in that part of the country….
Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s loss under the state’s new ranked-choice voting system on Thursday likely means the end of New England Republicans in the House.
It’s the first time in over 100 years an incumbent has lost Maine’s 2nd District. Poliquin is still pursuing his legal challenge to the ranked-choice voting system in federal court, but Democrat Jared Golden won more than 50 percent after state election officials tabulated the ranked-choice votes on Thursday afternoon.
Poliquin narrowly led the Democrat on the first count, but since neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote, the state’s new ranked-choice voting system kicked in. A federal judge on Thursday morning denied a Poliquin lawsuit to seek an injunction against the tabulation of those votes.
After the last-place finisher was eliminated, Golden defeated Poliquin 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent, according to state election officials who declared Golden the winner.
Up until the 2016 elections, there had been two New England Republicans in the House….