What's new
US Message Board 🦅 Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Ranked Choice Voting in Alaska

Golfing Gator

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
75,974
Reaction score
19,578
Points
2,220
Location
Midwest of America

Voters in the state had approved a ballot initiative in 2020 in favor of using ranked-choice voting in their general elections. The initiative also created a nonpartisan primary which sends the top four vote-getters, regardless of political affiliation, to the general election. (The fourth candidate in June's special primary, Al Gross, withdrew shortly thereafter.)

Good news that more states are starting to move to this. It might be the one thing that can break the stranglehold of the duopoly.
 

konradv

Diamond Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
Messages
34,026
Reaction score
8,519
Points
1,330
Location
Baltimore adjacent

Voters in the state had approved a ballot initiative in 2020 in favor of using ranked-choice voting in their general elections. The initiative also created a nonpartisan primary which sends the top four vote-getters, regardless of political affiliation, to the general election. (The fourth candidate in June's special primary, Al Gross, withdrew shortly thereafter.)

Good news that more states are starting to move to this. It might be the one thing that can break the stranglehold of the duopoly.
I thought they were already doing this kind of thing in CA with conservatives complaining about getting locked out in the general. I guess it’s all in where you are, the top 3 in AK likely being all Republicans.
 

1srelluc

Diamond Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2021
Messages
13,817
Reaction score
18,750
Points
2,268
Location
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Voters in the state had approved a ballot initiative in 2020 in favor of using ranked-choice voting in their general elections. The initiative also created a nonpartisan primary which sends the top four vote-getters, regardless of political affiliation, to the general election. (The fourth candidate in June's special primary, Al Gross, withdrew shortly thereafter.)

Good news that more states are starting to move to this. It might be the one thing that can break the stranglehold of the duopoly.
It won't matter, that RINO bitch will run a write-in campaign and win.
 
OP
Golfing Gator

Golfing Gator

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
75,974
Reaction score
19,578
Points
2,220
Location
Midwest of America

Frankeneinstein

Gold Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2016
Messages
9,627
Reaction score
1,699
Points
290
Location
Stealing fire from the heavens
I thought they were already doing this kind of thing in CA with conservatives complaining about getting locked out in the general. I guess it’s all in where you are, the top 3 in AK likely being all Republicans.
what its going to do, assuming this is really the future, is make swing states all the more important...
...With Texas, Florida, New York and California already in the bag for their respective voters, states like Wyoming, New Mexico and the Dakotas are going to enjoy a campaign money windfall that is sure to make them smile and their puny electorate is going to be treated with the same kind of prominence as the big boys.
 
Last edited:
OP
Golfing Gator

Golfing Gator

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
75,974
Reaction score
19,578
Points
2,220
Location
Midwest of America
Now if we can just get all the states to do like ME and NE and quit with the "winner take all" for electors.
 
OP
Golfing Gator

Golfing Gator

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
75,974
Reaction score
19,578
Points
2,220
Location
Midwest of America
what its going to do, assuming this is really the future, is make swing states all the more important...
...With Texas, Florida, New York and California already in the bag for their respective voters, states like Wyoming, New Mexico and the Dakotas are going to enjoy a campaign money windfall that is sure to make them smile and their puny electorate is going to be treated with the same kind of prominence as the big boys.

I would not count on Texas being "in the bag" for the GOP much longer.
 
OP
Golfing Gator

Golfing Gator

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
75,974
Reaction score
19,578
Points
2,220
Location
Midwest of America
If only we could get congressional districts determined by geographical compactness and computer-generated to eliminate human bias.

that would be nice as well. The only thing I would correct is that even computer-generated have human bias since humans program them, but it removes most of it.
 

marvin martian

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2020
Messages
17,408
Reaction score
27,589
Points
2,288
Location
Texas Hill Country

Voters in the state had approved a ballot initiative in 2020 in favor of using ranked-choice voting in their general elections. The initiative also created a nonpartisan primary which sends the top four vote-getters, regardless of political affiliation, to the general election. (The fourth candidate in June's special primary, Al Gross, withdrew shortly thereafter.)

Good news that more states are starting to move to this. It might be the one thing that can break the stranglehold of the duopoly.

^^^The Biden voter is complaining about the duopoly.

LOL
 
OP
Golfing Gator

Golfing Gator

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
75,974
Reaction score
19,578
Points
2,220
Location
Midwest of America

SweetSue92

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2018
Messages
21,398
Reaction score
14,953
Points
1,415
Location
USA
Murkowski advances and so does the Trump backed Kelly Tschibaka. Huh.
 

22lcidw

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2018
Messages
31,782
Reaction score
13,563
Points
1,585
Palin is a RINO Bitch?

Damn, who knew.
The Murkowski family is a regional power entity. Like Dukes and Duchesses in Britain. Massive power interest infects lower population areas enough to turn politics to their side or ways.
 
OP
Golfing Gator

Golfing Gator

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
75,974
Reaction score
19,578
Points
2,220
Location
Midwest of America

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$55.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top