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 …

Letters to the Editor

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Vote yes on Ballot Measure 2 ICYMI: Read this on ADN Like most Alaska voters, I’m neither Republican nor Democrat, although sometimes I change my voter registration in order to participate in Presidential caucuses. Ballot Measure 2 is designed to open primary elections to all voters, as well as shine a light on campaign contributions and ensure that elected officials …

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 …

Ballot Measures 1 and 2 are good for Alaskans

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ICYMI: Read this on the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Bravo on your Oct. 9 headline about the Ballot Measure 2 deceptive labeling, and the “catch” of it by the Alaska Public Offices Commission, which is exactly what that agency should be doing. And bravo again to APOC, because the deception that they required be cleared up is exactly the kind of dark …

Improve Alaska’s elections by supporting Measure 2

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ICYMI: Read this on Fairbanks Daily News-Miner I recently took time to examine Ballot Measure 2, which proposes to modify how Alaska’s statewide elections are conducted. While initially leery of making changes in the voting process, after examining the three elements of this proposal, I came away believing the initiative is both positive and necessary to make our elected officials more …