Golden’s attorney calls Poliquin’s legal action over overturn election ‘sour grapes’

Bangor Daily News

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin asked a federal judge to order a new election in the 2nd Congressional District if an injunction is not granted to declare ranked-choice voting unconstitutional and him the winner.

The new election was requested in an amended complaint filed by Poliquin’s attorneys at about 10 p.m. Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. It was the latest legal twist in Poliquin’s efforts to reverse the results of the Nov. 6 election, which he lost to Jared Golden in the nation’s first federal race decided by ranked-choice voting.

The Campaign Legal Center of Washington, D.C., late Wednesday afternoon filed a friend of the court brief in the case opposing Poliquin’s claims.

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