Kelly Tshibaka, who recently lost a hard-fought battle to unseat U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, has announced the launch of Preserve Democracy, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the fundamentals of democracy by fighting the emerging spread of ranked-choice voting (RCV) throughout the U.S.

Preserve Democracy has the following aims:

— Combat RCV in Alaska and all other states considering implementing this system by producing evidence showing the undemocratic effects of RCV.

— Target get out the vote and voter registration efforts.

— Oppose Other RCV Initiatives.

“When Alaska first used ranked-choice voting in 2022, it had the lowest voter turnout since it first became a state, 63 years ago,” Tshibaka explained in a statement. “In contrast, the rest of the U.S. had one of the highest voter turnout rates.”

She noted that Democracy is “supposed to give every voice an equal chance to be heard. But, RCV is a political weapon and an emerging threat to our democracy.”

Tshibaka blasted the controversial voting scheme as a “complex, multi-step process that confuses voters, escalates negativity, increases costs, and results in voter suppression.”

“To address this threat, we’ve started Preserve Democracy, a non-partisan group dedicated to preserving the fundamentals of our democracy by increasing voter turnout and fighting the spread of RCV,” Tshibaka explained. “This is key to protecting democratic participation and preserving the will of constituents.”

In the most recent 2022 election, Alaska joined Maine as only the second state in the nation to use ranked-choice voting for state and federal elections. Dozens of boroughs, cities and towns, however, have implemented this system across 28 states. 

“In 2023, NBC reports that legislatures in 14 states are considering expanding or implementing RCV,” Tshibaka said. “And Congress has introduced a bill twice before to make RCV mandatory in all 50 states for U.S. House and Senate races.”

“If we don’t do something, the entire U.S. election system is about to change,” Tshibaka added. “We started Preserve Democracy to continue fighting for every American who feels unheard, ignored, and powerless. Election tactics are being used to leave eligible voters voiceless, and Preserve Democracy is intended to help protect their voice.”

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Tshibaka launches national effort to combat growing threat of ranked-choice voting

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Thank you for reporting on this Joel! Recently, I was trying to find this website and accidentally went to a lefty website that looks innocent at first glance and then digging into the website, I realized it was not a conservative website! Thank you Kelly Tshibaka for fighting against this tyranny!

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I hope that Kelly runs against Mary Peltola for the senate seat. We need to get Mary out of there before she influences the majority of Alaskan Natives (or Native Alaskans!) to get their jabs, boosters and take poison pills. Listening to an interview with Dr. Bryan Ardis. At the 53 minute mark or so, Dr. Ardis is explaining how the real majority of people dying from the shots are natives. Here the globalists placed Mary Peltola, an Alaskan Native, in her position to influence all the natives.

    • Lobo says:

      I agree, and hope she will as well.. But, until we get rid of “Rigged Choice Voting”, she may not stand much of a chance of defeating the preferred “Rigged Choice Voting” candidate .. Peltola.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    This is a great plan. I think it’s to little tomatoes. this should of NEVER came about in tge first place. Now I know Nevada is going to do it. I’ve told people I know their to fight against it but they say like Alaska said we can’t fight it. I’ll say good luck. I’m against RCV and Mail in ballots. I want to go back to hanging Chad’s. At least tgat way there was no question who you voted for. That machine only put a hole where you wanted it. I like to follow the precincts coming in on election night so by the we hours of the morning I know which person will be our new whatever. This wait 2-3 weeks later is HOG wash. Yes I’m an old fool but we didn’t have corruption in tge old system as we do now. Dominion machines hacked, 3-6 ballots per person on mail in (yes I got 3 and my significant other got 6), RCV, it’s all a sham. We get 13 hours on election day and business are to give you a extra hour now to go do your civic duty. If you can’t get to the polling place and cast a ballot we’ll that’s on you and you laziness. I back you Kelly. You got robbed. Lisa needed a new job. She’s become ineffective for Alaska. If Lisa wanted to run again all she needed to do is change her voter card to say AS A democrat..

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Our own Mike pacarro is a recipient of large sums of money from murkowski to advertise and promote this wicked cheat scheme on Alaskans! An opportunist at our expense!

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Dave, who is Mike Pacarro? I could not find anything on him doing a search using a search engine that filters and does not let me see all of the results.

      • Andy K says:

        Mike Porcaro is a Republican talk show host on KENI 650. I consider him to be somewhat right of center and probably agree with his position on issues 85-90% of the time. Spell his name correctly in your search and you will find some info. His show is a good listen. Especially when the Alaska Legislature is in session.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Thank you for the correct spelling of his name Andy! I’ll look him up.

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        You will find him on keni afternoon radio 3to 6 pm
        Call in and ask him about what I have indicated 9075220650

  • Caleb Murphy says:

    At least tongue talking Tshibaka isn’t denying the veracity of the election.

  • Dorothy DeBlauw says:

    Get rid of ranked choice voting. Thank you Kelly Tshibaka for your courage to bring this out to the public. All of us not in favor of this wrong way to vote must be informed and speak up.

  • AK Pilot says:

    To all those blaming RCV on a disappointing election outcome, how can you be so sure the election would have turned out any differently under the old system? Like it or not, Murkowski got the most votes. Even if she had lost the Republican primary (which given the way 2022 went would not have been the slam dunk conservatives think it would), who says she wouldn’t have run as a write-in, and won, just like she did in 2010 (especially with McConnell’s financial support)? Or, if she didn’t do that, how many of her voters would have voted for the Democrat instead? There are far too many wildcards to know how things would have turned out.

    • Michael Johnson says:

      I’m sorry, you are wrong. RCV is the only reason Lisa won because it allowed Democrats to come to her rescue. She actually collaborated, as shown by Project Veritas, in getting RCV on the ballot because she knew she was in trouble against Kelly. Alaskans have been trying to get rid of her for 2 cycles now. The reason McConnell supported Lisa and not Kelly is because he would have lost one of his biggest and most corrupt allies in Washington. The establishment is being challenged for the first time in history and they are circling the wagons to protect themselves. RCV is part of that protection along with the Dominion Machines and the voter rolls that haven’t been purged for many years so they can use mules to stuff boxes. America is in grave danger, and it will take all of us to right this ship. Kelly is a class act, and I will continue to support her anyway I can because she actually cares about our country.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    A forensic audit of 2020 election is the only solution