Commentary: Vote yes on 2 for fair elections

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ICYMI: Read this on the Cordova Times By Kristin Carpenter As the 2020 general election approaches, “What can I do?” is a question I’m hearing, and thinking myself, a lot over these past few months. Two suggestions to offer are: Make a plan to vote, and vote “yes” on Ballot Measure 2, Alaskans for Better Elections. By “make a plan …

LETTER: In support of Ballot Measure 2

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ICYMI: Read this on the Anchorage Press By Gabi Riquelme Election season is here and it reminds me of the dilemma we faced four years ago. In 2016 many voters, myself included, voted strategically by voting against a candidate rather than for a candidate. Some voters opted to not vote at all when confronted with the choice between the lesser …

Ballot Measure 2 will improve Alaska’s elections

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN The League of Women Voters of Alaska encourages voters to vote for Ballot Measure 2 in the November general election. After a review of Measure 2, including the experiences of those communities using ranked-choice voting and open primary processes as well as the issue of campaign finance and transparency, the League’s board determined that Measure …

The Reality Party took another beating in August. Here’s how to up its chances.

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Charles Wohlforth, read on the Anchorage Daily News Alaska took a step toward insolvency and collapse with last month’s primary election. The Big Dividend Party won. Traditionally, Alaska had two major parties, the Republicans and Democrats. Since 2016, however, when the state’s dire financial problems forced reduction of Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, our politics have devolved into a war between …

Let’s honor RBG and shine up our precious democracy by Dr. Emily Kane

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We the people can help by voting Yes on 2 on Nov. 3, or as soon as our mail-in ballots arrive The partisan hypocrisy currently on display over the nomination of a lifetime justice to replace the utterly inimitable Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a perfect demonstration of how polarization threatens democracy. I was recently exposed to the collective work of …

Letter: Yes on Ballot Measure 2

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By Harold Johnson of AnchorageRead on the Anchorage Daily News Ken Jacobus opposed Ballot Measure 2 in a recent ADN letter. He doesn’t like what he called the “jungle primary.” Is that intended as a racist comment? It is certainly inflammatory. You don’t have to use that kind of epithet to oppose a legal action. One of his reasons is …