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Maine's Democratic Senate primary is slated for June.

The vote will determine who faces off against incumbent Republican Susan Collins in November.

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Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) continues to face bipartisan backlash for her votes during the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Republicans railed against Collins for voting to hear additional witnesses in the trial, but it was her vote to acquit the President—and her defense for doing so—that gave her frontrunning Democratic challenger—Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon—the perfect ammo.

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Former Gov. Paul LePage holds a town hall meeting at Biddeford Middle School in 2017. (Photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

During his tenure as the Governor of Maine, Tea Party Republican Paul LePage made national news several times for his casually racist comments—he once referred to "people of color or people of Hispanic origin" as "the enemy right now." And he has slowed down none since leaving office.

Now living in Florida, LePage frequently calls in or guests on conservative radio and TV programs like the Ingraham Angle.

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Judge Betsy Benson, Canvassing Board Chair for Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office, shows ballots damaged by machines during the vote recount for three statewide races at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections headquarters on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in Lauderhill, FL. The ballots will be duplicated and recounted. Election administrators are racing against the clock to machine-recount ballots ahead of a Thursday deadline to present their findings. A more logistically complicated hand recount could follow. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Over a week after the 2018 midterm elections, 11 major elections remain undecided. Seven in the US House, two in the US Senate and 2 Governor's races. Two of those 11 are in the state of Florida, where a Senate seat and Governor's race await recounts.

But not everyone supports counting all the votes cast. The GOP in several states—including Maine and Georgia in addition to Florida—took steps to halt recounts and run-offs. Federal lawsuits were filed by the GOP to stop counts while Democrats filed to count all of the ballots.

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Maine Republican Representative Bruce Poliquin leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Voters in Maine learned Tuesday that incumbent Republican Representative Bruce Poliquin filed a lawsuit designed to subvert the will of Maine voters. Many reacted to the news with anger.

After years of discussion in the Maine legislature, the people of the state of Maine took ranked choice voting to a people's referendum vote—one where a measure is put on the ballot by citizen petition—and approved it with support from 52 percent of Maine voters. However the Maine Republican Party attempted to block implementation.

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For the first time, Maine’s US Senate race between Democratic challenger Zak Ringelstein, incumbent independent Senator Angus King and Republican challenger Eric Brakey will be decided with ranked choice voting. (Photo credits Ringelstein for Senate, Natl. Archives and Brakey for Senate)

"As Maine goes, so goes the nation" was a common phrase in United States politics back in the mid-1800s up until the early 20th century. Could that phrase make a comeback after November 2018?

In the 2018 primaries, Maine deployed a new voting system to determine candidates for Governor, the US House of Representatives and the US Senate for the November midterms. The new system is called ranked choice voting.

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