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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 03:23 PM

Judge hears case challenging Alaska's new ranked-choice election system

JUNEAU A lawsuit challenging a voter-approved initiative that would end party primaries and institute ranked-choice voting for general elections in Alaska is alleging constitutional violations but the accusations are actually policy objections, an attorney for the state argued Monday.

Assistant Attorney General Margaret Paton Walsh said the initiative setting out the new system does not violate constitutional rights.

Political parties previously have used primaries to advance a nominee to the general election. Under the new system, the top four voter-getters in each race would advance to the general election, regardless of party.

Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller did not immediately rule Monday after hearing arguments from Paton Walsh, attorneys for the plaintiffs and the group behind the initiative.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/07/12/judge-hears-case-challenging-alaskas-new-ranked-choice-election-system/
(Anchorage Daily News)

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Thu Jul 15, 2021, 05:43 AM

1. We have ranked choice in STLMO, I love it. Of course I'm expecting the lawsuits but I don't think

any of them will fly...I know that the ones in MO have already faced the music (lawsuits), still went onto the last ballot in STLMO. It was so nice to select in ranked order, those top candidates one wanted for office...I fully encourage all to embrace, bring into practice.

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