The grassroots effort to repeal Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system is off and running. Alaskans for Honest Elections is spearheading the effort with signing events all across the state, including last week’s kick-off event in Anchorage where more than
Alaska Survey Research pollster Ivan Moore, who claims to be a “huge supporter” of ranked choice voting, says the controversial voting system may be in serious trouble. In a series of Tweets late last month, Moore revealed the results of a recent poll of
While leftists and Democrats across the nation are continuing to push for widespread use of ranked choice voting (RCV), the election scheme is starting to receive organized pushback. Currently approved for statewide use in both Alaska and Maine, several other
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
Alaska’s first general election using ranked-choice voting was marked by widespread voter confusion and the lowest voter turnout percentage on record. Nevertheless, the main organization that initially pushed (and continues to advocate) for ranked-choice
While the general election vote count is still winding down, it’s not too early for conservative Alaskans to begin calling on both the Alaska Republican Party and individual lawmakers to make a strong push to pass election reforms in the upcoming
With the latest tabulation showing Kelly Tshibaka holding a slim lead over U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (43.34% to 43.11%) the contest for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat is most certainly headed to a ranked choice showdown next week. Currently, Tshibaka holds a
The day after Alaska held its first-ever ranked-choice vote general election, a petition against the controversial voting system was launched to do away with the scheme. Posted on Nov. 9, the petition has garnered nearly 2,000 signatures in its first week.
By Quinn Townsend and Sarah Montalbano – Alaska Policy Forum The ideal election ballot makes choices clear and preferences easy to express. In Alaska, unfortunately, the state’s new ranked-choice voting (RCV) system can be a complicated disincentive.
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