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The U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
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Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. 

Democrat Jared Golden became the first candidate to unseat an incumbent from Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in more than a century on Thursday when he was named the winner of the nation’s first ranked-choice voting runoff for a congressional contest.

A federal attorney in Vermont has reportedly dropped an investigation into a land deal made by Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Staff with the Maine Secretary of State's Office Wednesday resumed the ranked-choice voting count for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race, as a federal judge began reviewing a request from incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s campaign to issue a restraining order to stop the count. They expect to finish the tabulation Thursday.

A version of this story was first published by Maine Public.

Updated at 5 p.m. ET

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, has a filed a lawsuit in federal court that seeks to block state election officials from conducting the nation's first ranked-choice voting tabulation in a federal race.

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