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.
Has Ballot Measure 2 allowed Alaskan voters to express their true preferences without fear of accidentally helping other candidates? Has it ended the secret influence of dark money? When will we learn how BM2 aligns with the Alaska Constitution and
“Fixing” elections in the classic sense, is illegal. Ballot-box stuffing and voting machine rigging, however, are as American as apple pie – practiced in urban and rural communities alike. Forget Chicago. Right after World War II, there was such a
Alaska voters are now in the midst of a new ranked voting system, established by the narrow victory of Ballot Measure 2 in 2020. Besides ranked voting, that initiative also created new requirements for reporting campaign contributions targeting what the
A new poll shows that U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka would defeat Sen. Lisa Murkowski if the election were held today. The survey, conducted by Cygnal for the Tshibaka campaign, uses Alaska’s ranked choice voting system and reveals that Tshibaka would
In a brief, two-page order, the Alaska Supreme Court on Jan. 19 rejected a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of ranked-choice voting. On Jan. 18, the court heard one hour of oral arguments on the merits of the new voting system. Plaintiffs Scott
Does ranked-choice voting prevent Alaskan political parties from exercising their freedom of association? Or is it merely a novel, if unwieldy, method of selecting candidates to political office? These were the arguments presented to the Alaska Supreme Court
If there is no trust, we cannot function as a society. Do you trust your doctor’s mainstream medicine advice anymore? Do you trust the mainstream educational agenda? Do you trust the mainstream military leadership? Do you trust your mainstream religious
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