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 …

Spending on ‘Better Elections’ ballot measure tops $7 million

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN The cost of campaigning for and against Ballot Measure 2 has risen above $7.1 million as vote-yes and vote-no groups plan additional ads and try to hold on to their existing TV spots in the remaining days before Election Day. If approved by voters, Ballot Measure 2 would combine Alaska’s two primary ballots into one, …

Alaska campaign regulator says conservative group is illegally campaigning against ‘Better Elections’ initiative

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ICYMI: Read this article on ADN The staff of the Alaska Public Offices Commission is recommending a fine of $8,065 against the Alaska Policy Forum for what it says was illegal campaigning against Ballot Measure 2. “APF has engaged in a recent burst of activity against ranked-choice voting as the November election approaches,” said Tom Lucas, APOC’s campaign disclosure coordinator, …

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%, …