Opinion: Elections Should be free, fair and open

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ICYMI: Read this on the Juneau Empire By Bruce Botelho Ballot Measure 2 is about ending the influence of dark money, opening primary elections to all qualified voters and allowing voters in the general election to rank the candidates for each office according to their preference. These nonpartisan reforms have been tested in other states and resulted in increased voter …

Have You Heard What They’re Saying In Fairbanks About Ballot Measure 2?

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The Yes on 2 for Better Elections campaign hosted a virtual meet and greet with Ballot Measure 2 supporters from the Fairbanks area. Regional leaders shared why they believe better government starts with better elections and why they’re voting Yes on Ballot Measure 2. Watch the webinar. Karl Kassel | Former Fairbanks North Slope Borough Mayor; Yes on 2 Steering Committee member “Ballot Measure 2 is …

10 Things I Hate About 2

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN 1. I hate the way our system works, with artificially concentrated power. 2. I hate the gridlock and partisan divide that leaves no room in which to agree. 3. I hate how political debates are supposed to be multiple ideas on getting to good policy, but it’s clearly one party blatantly lying and wasting hour …

Letter: Election math

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ICYMI: Read this on the ADN Our current election system requires only a plurality winner, with no minimum percentage requirement. It works just dandy when there are only two candidates, because unless it’s a tie, the winner will have a majority anyway. But let’s say there are three candidates, and the election results for candidates A,B and C are 32%, …

Ballot Measure 2 Offers a Better Path for Rural Alaska

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ICYMI: Read this on Alaska Native News This November 3rd, we urge rural Alaskans to vote YES on Ballot Measure 2. Our current election system of closed primaries and uncompetitive general elections does a disservice to rural Alaskans. Ballot Measure 2 offers a better path forward. First, we’ve seen increased polarization and gridlock in Juneau in recent years, driven in …

Letter: Yes on ballot measures

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN The trauma of politics statewide, nationally and even in small towns, has both sides and the middle fearing that every time somebody else is elected, the winners will take all. That has got to change. And it can, at least here in Alaska, because we all love this land and the wild country, and basically …

Letter: Make your vote matter

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN Who do you think wants your vote to matter, the League of Women Voters of Alaska (LWV) or Americans for Prosperity (AFP)? The LWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to informing Alaskan voters and encouraging voter participation. AFP is the dark-money vehicle of the infamous Koch brothers. LWV supports Ballot Measure 2. AFP doesn’t. …

Letter: Election transparency

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN In Alaska, more than $15.7 million in dark money was spent on elections from 2014-2018. More than $10 million has already been spent this year on a single race (the Senate race), much of it hidden from us. This means the special interest groups are loud. They are practically shouting at us about which old …