To the Editor:

The up-coming three-way Maine gubernatorial election has given rise to much speculation that Republican Gov. Paul LePage will win because the moderate and liberal vote will be split between Democrat Rep. Mike Michaud and Independent Eliot Cutler.

The reelection of Gov. LePage would hardly reflect the will of the majority of Maine voters. The sensible way of solving this dilemma would be to require a run-off election between the top two if no candidate gets at least 50 percent of the vote.

It would be a sad thing for Maine if Gov. LePage’s regressive policies were allowed to continue for another term.

Gene Clifford

Mount Desert