Losing GOP Rep. Calls For New Election If Runoff Results Aren’t Overturned

House Representative Bruce Poliquin speaks on capital hill

Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) has had his attorneys reach out to a federal judge in an attempt to order a new election in his congressional district if the current results are not overturned to declare him the winner, The Hill reported. His opponent, Jared Golden (D), was declared the winner earlier in the month through the ranked-choice balloting process.

The amended request was put in late on Tuesday night, following an initial request for a manual recount after Golden came out on top in the first counting of votes after the election.

U.S. District Judge Lance Walker will hold a hearing for the injunction of the ranked-choice system on December 5, and pointed out that he needs to reach a decision regarding a new election before December 14, when the deadline to certify results to the House rolls around.

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by – inquisitr.com

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