Harvard Law Today Publishes Q&A with Peter Brann on Ranked-Choice Voting

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Harvard Law Today has published a Q&A with partner Peter Brann, Ranked-choice voting, explained. In the interview, Brann argues that ranked-choice voting (RCV), which has been adopted in Maine, better ensures that the most popular candidate in any election emerges as the winner. Voters in Massachusetts and Alaska will be deciding whether to adopt RCV...

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Politico Quotes Peter Brann in Piece on Maine Senate Election

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A Politico article on the state of Maine’s Senate race between incumbent Senator Susan Collins and her challenger, Speaker of the Maine House, Sara Gideon, quoted B&I partner Peter Brann on the potential impact of ranked-choice voting on the outcome. With the race close, it is possible that neither Collins nor Gideon will earn more...

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Peter Brann Featured in Maine Public Radio Report on Ranked-Choice Voting

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B&I partner Peter Brann addressed the prospect of Maine’s use of ranked-choice voting in the upcoming presidential election in a news piece broadcast on Maine Public Radio on September 22, 2020. The Maine Law Court recently issued an opinion that a ballot initiative seeking to overturn ranked-choice voting in the State did not have enough...

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Peter Brann Pens Chapter on Ranked–Choice Voting for American Bar Association Book

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Partner Peter J. Brann has authored a chapter on “Ranked–Choice Voting: Maine’s Experience” in America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights (American Bar Association, 4th edition, edited by Benjamin E. Griffith and John Hardin Young). In the chapter, Brann discusses the nature and history of ranked–choice voting as an alternative method of...

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Peter Brann Explains Why Ranked Choice Voting May Go National

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In an article for Campaigns & Elections, published on December 4, 2019, “Why Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting Could Go National,” partner Peter J. Brann explains why Maine’s first–in–the–nation use of ranked choice voting in federal elections in 2018 may mark the beginning of a nationwide trend. Brann, along with B&I attorneys, Michael Carey and Eamonn...

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B&I Lawyers Win Significant Federal Election Case

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Partner Peter Brann and associates Mike Carey and Eamonn Hart successfully defended Jared Golden, the Democratic candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, in the first ever congressional general election conducted using ranked choice voting. In a strongly-worded decision, a federal district court rejected all of the attacks on the election process, and ordered judgment entered in favor of Golden and other...

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B&I Lawyers Successfully Defend Congressional Candidate in Unprecedented Election Case

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Partner Peter Brann and associates Mike Carey and Eamonn Hart successfully defended Jared Golden, the Democratic candidate in Maine’s Second Congressional District, in the first ever congressional general election conducted using ranked choice voting. Carey and Hart represented Golden in the tabulation process conducted by Maine’s Secretary of State. Brann represents Golden in the federal...

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