For the first time, Maine's using ranked-choice voting for presidential elections, which includes the race between Senator Susan Collins and Sarah Gideon.

That being said, there is so much to decipher between the two candidates as frequent attack ads have been in rotation for the past two months; I can pretty much speak for everyone when they say. We're waiting on the edge of our seats, waiting for this one to be over.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Monday to WGME that a delay in unofficial election results is not a cause for concern.

"The focus of our office, and of municipal election clerks, is on accuracy rather than speed, so we can assure all Mainers that their vote is properly reflected in the final results," he said.

That being said, even though we've been waiting for this heavyweight bout to be over, and it may go extra rounds. It's better to have an accurate score rather than a rushed one just to meet our lack of patience.

WGME also said that each local election official has at least 48 hours to get their district's results to The Secretary of State by law. Let's hope it doesn't take that long.


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